Anastasia Davidson '23

2020–21 Recipient of the John and Carol Hunt Endowed Scholarship, and DeLois Traynum Lindsey M'88, P'04, P'13 Scholarship

Personally for me scholarships represent an opportunity—a chance to rise to the occasion and prove others that you are worthy. The whole time I have been at the University of Hartford, that has been my main goal. I have managed to make the Dean's list and the President's List my entire sophomore year. My scholarships have been my motivation to keep going; I am honored to be one of the recipients of these scholarships. I was thrilled to learn that I was selected, and so appreciative of your support of my education. To all the donors, I would like to say I'm genuinely thankful for their kind assistance and generosity in being able to recognize students like myself for our accomplishments and seeing that we have the potential to be greater.

I am currently entering my junior year at the University of Hartford. I have decided on a major in communications with a focus in advertising and public relations, with a minor in digital media and journalism. The financial assistance these scholarships provided is of great help to me in paying my educational expenses and will allow me to concentrate more of my time on studying. I am beyond grateful. It means a lot to me that someone is recognizing my accomplishments and generous enough to provide financial assistance. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me. Thank you for making this possible. I have great aspirations to accomplish and I look forward to continuing to work hard with those who have helped me.

During my time at UHart, I’ve learned to stay humble and patient. Oftentimes you may feel as if you're not making advancements with your career or opportunities because you may see your peers excelling. However, it's important to stay true to yourself and remember that your success will come in due time. It's important to stay motivated and not dwell on circumstances you can't control.

I am extremely thrilled about my major as I have always strived to be an active voice in society. The media is a great way for young people like me who value change and want to come together to help address issues by creating a platform to express our views. It is important to spread awareness as well as having a positive influence on the community. I would be honored to have the opportunity to be a part of an organization whose motive is to promote and uplift promising minorities but also by providing opportunities in the media that we don't see often.