The Rahman Alim Strum Scholarship Incorporated in memory of Rahman's humanitarian works around the world, his love for family and friends and overall scholastic achievements. Rahman traveled to third world countries to study abroad and to preserve clean water in distraught areas. Rahman was involved in clubs and organizations at school and development in the community all while maintaining a high grade point average at school.
Congratulations to our 2023 Rahman Alim Strum Scholarship Winners!!!
1st Place Winner - Ashley Ireland
Accounting has always been a passion of mine. While many may look at it as a boring career, I always found it fascinating. I looked forward to pursuing the field as it was underrepresented by Black women and considered one of the harder business majors. I wanted to serve as one that could represent the field and bring the much needed diversity and experience that I could bring and teach. I hope to be able to teach accounting in underrepresented communities to be able to develop studies and their interest in a path with a growing prospect and potential security.
I graduated top 6% of my class with honors, my seal of honor business, 39 college credit honors of dual enrollment with a 3.9 GPA, accounting and general management completers, 4 years of student government; serving 3 positions, captain of the HBCU style dance team, Sensational Dolls, a rising scholar for the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business, Palmetto Fellows, 4 years of Honors Wind Ensemble, and many more.
I would like to thank the Rahman Alim Strum Scholarship Committee for giving me this opportunity. I am grateful to receive this with high honor. Not only will this further my education prospects and goals, it will allow me to help others who invested in my education. These next four years I am committed to working hard and using this opportunity to make a difference.
2nd Place Winner - Ryan Bradley
Growing up I always found inspiration in businesses, how they operate and how I can operate my own. I grew up in New York City where it is the mecca of many successful businesses. I am destined for greatness and will use the experiences I have learned in this big city and use it to my advantage.
I am very generous with my service time. I have volunteered at soup kitchens giving back to the less fortunate. Currently I am in the Men of Excellence program designed to support minority male students academically, socially, personally, and professionally. I have huge hope in the world changing for the better.
I grew up in a single parent household and I am the oldest of 3. My work ethic came from watching my mother work hard and her relentlessness to always provide for her children.
My passions include culinary, basketball, fashion design and economics. I love to read and cook and learn about business strategies to increase my acumen.
As a recipient of the Rahman Alim Strum Scholarship, I am going to continue to give selflessly and volunteer and help those in need. I am thankful in receiving this scholarship as it will help with my financial need to cover the cost of education. Lastly, the scholarship will provide me opportunities to further my education.
Presenters Corinne and Andre Strum
We encourage future scholarship recipients to volunteer and give back to their community. Volunteering allows individuals to be abreast about what is going on in their community and also being the change they would like to see.
Students can take advantage of a great cause by furthering their education. Students coming from socioeconomic stricten communities and facing socioeconomic hardships surely can close the gap between other social classes. Furthering one's education ultimately opens up more opportunites for ones self, being in a better position to land a job you want and potentially earning more income.
Parents and educaters play a vital role in student's success'. We must nuture, understand, care, spend quality time, teach and challenge their intellect. They depend on us to show them the way. Lets get involved and show them!
Socioeconomic status (SES) is often measured as a combination of education, income, and occupation. It is commonly conceptualized as the social standing or class of an individual or group. When viewed through a social class lens, privilege, power, and control are emphasized. Furthermore, an examination of SES as a gradient or continuous variable reveals inequities in access to and distribution of resources. SES is relevant to all realms of behavioral and social science, including research, practice, education, and advocacy.
We believe that socioecnomic status and education plays a large role in society. At the Rahman Alim Scholarship, Inc we would like expand the distribution of resources, equalize the access to education and close the gap between those who may face socioeconmic hardships or coming from socioeconmoic deprived communities versus those that may not.