A Letter by Melika Khajeh and Sophia Spencer

When the two of us came together as Co-Chairs, we quickly realized a similar adverse life experience we had both gone through—the loss of a parent. Amidst this loss, we also shared the similarity of productively overcoming it and channelling our trauma into a passion for equity work. We realized that if we were both similar in what we thought was a unique life circumstance, other individuals will be out there who have also channelled adversity into passion, advocacy and equity. The Legacy Scholarship is our small tribute to not only the parents we have lost but the work we have done and will continue to do. 

Melika and Sophia, Co-chairs 2020-2021

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The Legacy Scholarship