2020 To & Through Scholarship Recipients

We are always excited to brag about the recipients of our To & Through College Scholarships. These two tenacious OpenDoors students will receive funding and support to attend four years of college! Congratulations Eric and JaZe’l! We are so proud of you and look forward to hearing about what you accomplish at college!

Senior, Eric Lloyd, graduating from Carolina Day School, is excited to start at UNC-Charlotte in the fall. “Education is incredibly important to me. I think that’s why I want to become a journalist or a teacher because I value knowledge…School is more than me graduating and going to college, it represents me breaking the mold, and becoming an adult and a role model that I didn’t have growing up.” -From Eric’s Scholarship Essay

Senior, JaZe’l Thompson, graduates this spring with many recognitions from the Gow School in South Wales, N.Y. His wish is to stay in the northeast, and his college acceptances include: Ithaca College, Wells College, Niagara University, Northern Vermont University, and Eastern Kentucky University.
“Despite feeling like a squirrel in a snake cage, I’ve learned how to survive. I try to be a blade of grass in the wind, bending with the breeze, but standing my ground. Caught between two very different worlds, I have learned to be myself.” -From JaZe’l’s Scholarship Essay