Top Hat college scholarships Reveal 2019

Top Hat college scholarships Reveal 2019


can you hear me okay PD yes hi hi didi how’s it going it’s going good look at the trees [Music] so my name is Mike I’m the founder and CEO of top hat first of all congratulations on being part of the final round for the top hat scholarship what we’d love to do is just ask you a couple more questions about your applications so is that does that sound good sounds good to me as I wrote my application I’m a first-generation college student so neither of my parents graduated college scholarships I think my birth mom ended up dropping out and I think my dad was the same and I just saw the terrible path they went down my biggest fear is ever ending up like them you know

I’m trying to do the most I can to enter a field where I’m able to find a stable job but I feel that I’m going to be passionate about which is Social Work I joined the family that I’m in when I was fifteen so they didn’t have any type of College button setup for me through scholarships and financial aid and working 35 hours a week I saved every penny to be able to go like I will think about social work and I’ll think about helping others and I would get teary-eyed because of how passionately I feel and how much I want to make a difference that’s so great to hear and

it’s really inspiring family to see your commitment even with all the challenges that you know you’re having to face I got to be honest with you we actually we have not been totally truthful for you unfortunately you’re actually you’re not the finalists for the top-hat scholarship you’re actually the winner you’ve won $50,000 [Applause] [Music] what you’re hearing if you if it wasn’t obvious is the whole top ad team cheering for you I’m actually at work right now

I wear stuff like a summer learning center for kids and a like very bad area of Columbus Ohio and they’re really underprivileged kids and so I was like Miss Didi’s gonna go in for an interview and she’s gonna go sit in the office for a little bit but now I’m gonna go and they like sobbing I have never felt so relieved in my life I’m literally like shaking well you’ve done it congratulations [Music]