Dr. Bridget L. Lawson
The Dr. Bridget L. Lawson I.M.A.G.E. (Imagine Me Achieving Great Expectations) Scholarship is awarded to young women of color (African-American, African, Caribbean, and Latinx) who are high school graduates of the Syracuse City School District and plan on enrolling in either part-time or full-time study at a college/university, vocational, technical or trade school or certificate program.
Dr. Bridget L. Lawson
Dr. Bridget L. Lawson was a vital member of the Syracuse community.
She played an influential role in the lives of many youth through her work with Syracuse University, SCSD, and many other initiatives and organizations.
Dr. Lawson was grounded in the beliefs of sisterhood, scholarship, and service to her community. She advocated for people of color through programs that provided academic opportunity services and organizations that would benefit diverse populations.
Dr. Lawson was not only committed to creating academic and career success, diverse and equitable experiences, but she was also committed to social justice activism.
She was exemplary of what it means to be in service to one’s community.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
- Young woman of color identified as either African-American, African, Caribbean or Latinx
- Senior graduating from the Syracuse City School District
- 1-2 written letters of recommendation (Academic: From a teacher, administrator or school counselor; or Community Member: Clergy/pastor, supervisor, coach, etc.)
- High school transcript
Special consideration is given to participants of Image Initiative programming — including the C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Experience, Sisters Empowering Sisters (SES) Conference and B.U.I.L.D. Mentoring Collective.
This scholarship is awarded on an annual basis. The scholarship recipient is eligible for a renewable award pending maintenance of good academic standing.
The Dr. Bridget L. Lawson I.M.A.G.E Scholarship helped me in many ways. Since I live on my own, I was able to save money for groceries throughout the semester, as well as do my laundry. Additionally, the scholarship helped pay for my school supplies, such as textbooks and dorm essentials. I also began paying off the student loans I had to take out for college. The scholarship really took a lot of stress off of me and allowed me to focus more on my school work rather than worrying about being able to afford to wash my clothes or get more supplies for school. The scholarship helped me more than I can ever imagine.
The Dr. Bridget L. Lawson I.M.A.G.E Scholarship helped me in many ways, especially toward my textbooks and groceries for the semester. Not having a meal plan was challenging, but thanks to my scholarship’s extra finances, I could save for groceries each week.
I’m a first-year and the Dr. Bridget L. Lawson I.M.A.G.E Scholarship helped me in many ways; most importantly, it assisted with my semester’s textbook rentals. I was also able to start my savings account for emergencies that I may face while in college.
I am honored to receive this scholarship. This scholarship means a lot to me, as it has allowed me to further my education in business. It has also helped me financially. I can finally achieve my goal of becoming a professional and owning my very own black business one day. Thank you so much for this opportunity. It means so much.
I am grateful for this scholarship as it has helped me in many ways. I was able to purchase my books, class, and dorm supplies out of pocket allowing me to have everything I need. Thank you again for considering me for this scholarship and I hope to make you all proud.
The I.M.A.G.E. 2023 fall semester scholarship really helped me out a lot. I was able to purchase a new laptop for school, which was extremely helpful as my previous laptop malfunctioned. My new laptop allowed me to complete coursework on the go and successfully complete my first semester of college.
This past semester, all of my book costs were covered by the I.M.A.G.E. scholarship, which gave me the opportunity to be successful in my courses. I ended my first semester of college with a 3.6 GPA, and I am looking forward to starting my classes for my major, which is Special Education with a minor in Urban Studies.
The I.M.A.G.E. scholarship helped me out during my first semester at Le Monye by assisting with various school supplies, but especially my textbooks for each course.