Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship Recipient

Alina's Journey......

I was the 2008 recipient for the ALA Cicely Phippen Marks scholar as a graduate student at the University of Michigan School of Information, as well as the School of Information - John Deere scholar; and the Otis Smith scholar (second time). As a single parent, I paid for my education through a series of scholarships and grants, and moved to Washington, D.C. to work for our federal government.

Mine is a story of faith, hope, and tenacity in spite of adversity that continues today.