2016 Award Recipients

The National Liberty Museum proudly congratulates the following winners of the 2016 Liberty Scholarship Awards.

We invite you to watch their winning video essays to see how they plan to make a difference in the lives of others.

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The $7,500 Liberty Scholarship was awarded to Daniel Akenji. Daniel is from Waukegan, IL.

Originally from Cameroon, Daniel wants to study medicine to address the severe lack of medical care in his native country.

A $2,500 Liberty Scholarship was awarded to Jack Griffin.
Jack is from Duluth, GA.

Jack created a website and app called “Food Finder” to help families in need have easy access to resources for food, clothes and shelter.

The $5,000 Liberty Scholarship was awarded to Jade Pace. Jade is from Oakland, NJ.

Jade wants to heal bodies and minds as a reconstructive surgeon to help people with physical deformities gain confidence and pride.

A $2,500 Liberty Scholarship was awarded to Brandon Oppong-Antwi. Brandon is from Wrightsville, PA

Brandon wants to help everyone, especially minorities and those living below the poverty line, have access to health care.

$1000 Scholarship winners: Jennifer Campbell, Junius Johnson-Fruster, Sarah Tinaphong, and Madeline Resnic.

Jennifer, from Bettendorf, IA, wants to become a politician who goes back to the roots of what a politician should be — someone who helps people.
Junius, from Philadelphia, PA, wants to create a safer environment for the country by serving in the Green Beret and FBI.
Sarah, from Carmel, IN, discusses how believing that “bigger is always better” deters people from making achievable contributions.
Madeline, from Philadelphia, PA, started a program called “Clothes for People in Need” and wants to change the way society views homelessness.

$500 Scholarship winners: Giselle Boustani-Fontenele, Viguens Louis, Autumn Tompkin, Emily Re, and Nigel Gillespie

Giselle, from Tarzana, CA, wants to become a theater director to change how pop culture views people of color.
Viguens, from Queens Village, NY, wants to promote diveristy in the field of theater administration.
Autumn, from Flower Mound, TX, wants to help students find community service activities to increase volunteering.
Emily, from Collegeville, PA, is studying special education, and wants to teach kids to be responsible citizens.
Nigel, from Seattle, WA, wants to reduce the incarceration of young people by promoting education.