I come from poverty. Education was my way out. (Read my full story here.) I was only able to afford a higher education through scholarships. This year, I am so proud and excited to announce that Nhi Thai Photography LLC is sponsoring an annual high school scholarship for a junior who inspires joy in others. To enter, applicants must be a female junior attending high school in Centre County and have a GPA of 3.8 or above.
It is my hope that our community can empower girls to pursue higher education and become change-makers and leaders of the world.
Allison founded MASTER - a free, online, synchronous program for middle school students to foster interest in STEAM (STEM + Art)! The group's mission is to encourage middle school students to explore areas of interest that are not typically covered at their school level. Allison and her team aim to improve STEAM literacy and increase student engagement with learning through this summer program. Their work received a small fund from the PTSO to provide all students with a Google Cardboard to enrich their learning.
Nhi is a portrait photographer serving State College, PA and surrounding communities. Nhi captures photographs that let you re-live your joy, love, and light with intentional artistry. Her creative work has been published in State College Magazine and featured at Bellefonte Art Museum. Also a professor at Penn State, Nhi is committed to creating a positive impact in Happy Valley – be that through beautiful photographs or investing in future students through her scholarship.