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, please answer the prompt below:
“In October, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators came together to form the Senate Mental Health Caucus. The Caucus is a bipartisan way for Senators and their staff to collaborate, raise awareness of mental health issues, reduce stigma, and promote bipartisan mental health solutions.
Founded by U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-CA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Tina Smith (D-MN), the bipartisan Caucus aims to improve prevention and early intervention efforts, expand the country’s mental health professional workforce, enhance our nation’s crisis response services, and increase access to evidence-based mental health treatment and common-sense solutions.
Arrange the four bipartisan Caucus aims in the order of priority and justify why you have chosen this order. Is there something else you think should be the priority instead of what is listed? If so, explain why.”
Deadline: April 12, 2024