Alin is a graduate of North Park University. While at North Park, she was President of the Criminal Justice Club, Student Ambassador, Orientation Leader, and mentor.
It was pretty evident that Alin embraced the opportunity of serving her community and provide others what she never had by becoming a mentor and pursuing her passions despite any odds. She was accepted into the Juvenile Probation Department as an intern where she witnessed first hand the responsibility that the Probation Officers have in the lives of the youths and how they work to make a difference.
Alin displayed all the characteristics of a hard working, passionate, and giving person that this scholarship was modeled after in Maria L. Tejada. The Loving Lily Forever Committee is honored and humbled to have been able to provide such a great opportunity to someone as deserving as Alin.
We wish her luck!
Dear Loving Lily Forever Committee and Supporting Donators,
I wanted to start off by saying thank you so much for choosing me as the recipient for the Spring 2019 Maria Tejada Scholarship. I am very honored to be given the opportunity to receive the scholarship, but also to continue Maria’s legacy. Throughout my internship in the Cook County Juvenile Probation Department, I was able to better understand the concept of trauma and how it affects the children we work with. I cannot thank the Loving Lily Forever Committee enough for supporting me post-graduation. I know I am being blessed and there is nothing in this world that I want more than to help care and provide services for youth that have experienced trauma in some way or another. I promise to devote my life to God and the youth just like Maria did and to continue making a positive impact just like she would have continued to do.