CPW has awarded a $1,000 scholarship in 2013 to Lee Ridley, a senior at Metropolitan State University in Denver. She carries a straight-A average with a major of social and mobile media journalism. As a nontraditional student, she has returned to college to pursue a second bachelor’s degree and seek a career in her passion, journalism.
In her scholarship essay she wrote, “I am an older student, returning to college to make this dream a reality. I value the opportunity to learn from my professors and assignments more so than I did when I was a young college student. I approach assignments with an attitude of exploration instead of drudgery.”
Lee writes for The Metropolitan, MSU Denver’s student newspaper, and publishes stories online on an MSU Denver website. Her expected graduation date is May 2014.