Primary Intelligence Selects Scholarship Winner—Allison Short
Primary Intelligence announces winner of “Scrappers” Scholarship to university student who overcame adversity
DRAPER, Utah (August 18, 2017) – Primary Intelligence announced the winner of its 2017 “Scrappers’” Scholarship, which asked college students from around the country to describe ways in which they have overcome adversity – at significant personal costs and against great odds – in pursuit of their education and career goals.
“The submissions this year were inspiring and in some cases heart breaking. In truth, it was a very difficult choice, as so many people were deserving.” states Patrick Ferguson, Marketing Vice President and 2017 Scholarship Committee Member. “These students detailed some very personal and sometimes tragic circumstances, demonstrating their strength and commitment to overcoming adversity. Making a single selection from these extremely moving stories was very difficult.”
After a lengthy review process, including a ratings matrix using five evaluated categories, the Primary Intelligence Scholarship Committee selected Allison Short, a Social Work major at West Chester University, as the winner.
Allison Short is a currently working at Pet Supplies Plus in West Chester to help fund her college education. She has her Animal Care Assistance and Infectious Diseases certifications from Technical College High School, and is currently seeking a Bachelor’s in Social Work from West Chester University. It was through her experience working with animals that she recognized her love of helping others in need, whether animals or children, that got her interested in pursuing a Social Work degree and furthering her education. Allison wants to pursue work in the foster care system. She currently resides in West Chester Pennsylvania, and would like to thank all the supports in her life who have helped her to get where she is at today.
Primary Intelligence applauds the work of individuals such as Allison, who use strength and resolve to reach their objectives, never giving up, even in the face of incredible odds. Allison states, “I am so honored to have received this scholarship. Sometimes you get put into situations that are not ideal, but it all comes down to how you handle them. You can choose to surrender to the obstacle, or overcome. I am glad that I chose the latter, and am so grateful to have been recognized by the scholarship committee.”