Who Can Apply:
- Solomon was born in Miami, Florida in 1994 and moved to Alabama at 4 months old. He spent his whole life in Alabama even though he traveled to several different states during his lifetime.
- He had numerous interests and was very hard working. He loved people and did whatever he could to help anyone he could. After graduating high school, he attended junior college and universities studying various interests. He faced challenges due to his mental illness but did not use that as a barrier or excuse.
- Solomon was a blessing to all he came in contact with. We are honoring his life by paying it forward to others who live in Alabama and have an interest in Business, Computers, Engineering, Music, or Psychology.
- This scholarship seeks to honor the memory of Solomon Vann by supporting students in Alabama who have encountered mental illness either themselves, a family member, a friend, or an acquaintance.
Submission: To apply, tell us what do you think can be done to address the mental health crisis in America on the national level, state level, school level, community level, family level and personal level? If you know of some existing approaches that are successful, mention them. If you have ideas of how to address the crisis, share them.
Deadline: October 18, 2023