Stefanie Canright Endowed Scholarship Fund
The best UPGRADE recipient automatically becomes the Stefanie Canright Scholarship recipient and will receive an award of $5,000.
Stefanie Erin Canright graduated from Emory College with a B.A. in Psychology in 2000. Originally from San Juan Capistrano, California, Stefanie was president of her sorority, Delta Delta Delta, and was very active in her local community both at Emory and at home in California. Stefanie was a great lover of travel and adventure, as well as a proponent of education continuing outside the classroom. She tragically passed away in 2004, but her memory lives on in the form of the Stefanie Canright Scholarship. The first scholarship was first awarded in summer 2006.
Stefanie Canright Recipients
Summer 2017: Monica Lefton '18C
Summer 2016: Carys Meyer '17C
Summer 2015: Talia Gilbert '16C
Summer 2014: Amelia Van Pelt '15C
Summer 2013: Nathalie Angel '14C
Summer 2012: Madiah Ashraf '14C
Summer 2011: Courtney Bell '12C (pictured on left)
Summer 2010: Ariel Wolpe '11C
Summer 2009: Surabhi Agrawal '10C
Summer 2008: Candice Merritt, '09C
Summer 2007: Paige Wilson '08C
Summer 2006: Elizabeth Sholtys '07C
Requirements of Canright Project
The Stefanie Canright Scholarship Fund will provide an exceptional Emory student with the opportunity to spend a significant period of time in another country for the purpose of engaging in meaningful, need-responding and well-prepared community service through the UPGRADE program. The project should present reasonable challenges, involve reasonable practical preparation through prior focused, progressively challenging and continued service either in the Atlanta community or in their home community. Students must be able to articulate how the beginning and the continuation of their service will naturally lead to a planned future service project/engagement.
The scholarship will be made available to a student in any field. The best UPGRADE recipient automatically becomes the Stefanie Canright Scholarship recipient. The student will find a way to creatively and meaningfully describe the service accomplished. This presentation is designed as appreciation to the Canright Family and Robert Kostow (along with a personal letter & photographs of the experience) but can also be shared with the appropriate faculty member(s) and posted on the OISP Website.
Students are required to complete the UPGRADE application process. In addition to a proven record of long-standing community service and university involvement, ideal candidates will exemplify a combination of leadership, service and scholarly excellence.