blog home SLS News Congratulations to the 2021 Emerging Influencers Winners

Since May, SLS Consulting, Inc. has been flooded with essays from ambitious individuals looking to return to school and pursue their truly passions. We are grateful for the chance to hear all of your stories and had the tough task of selecting our finalists back in July. Now, after much debate, we are ready to announce the two winners of the Emerging Influencers Scholarship who will each win a $500 award.

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Emerging Influencers Scholarship:

Mikayla Bartelt

Emily Reed

Both Mikayla and Emily showed great resolve in responding to the turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic and choosing to go back to school. Mikayla touched us with her journey to return to school and chase bigger and brighter dreams for herself. Her determination to pursue a Master’s in Public Health after having her life turned upside down by COVID-19 demonstrated amazing resolve in the face of adversity and uncertainty.

Emily’s firsthand account of the impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare field was eye-opening, but she showed amazing strength in choosing to reevaluate her career and find a better path for both her and patients. Her desire to become a physician’s laboratory consultant is based in a desire to improve patient care, and we think our healthcare is in better hands knowing that Emily has such a compassionate mindset.

Mikayla and Emily’s essays demonstrated why they are both Emerging Influencers. We encourage you to read both of their essays for yourselves to discover their inspiring stories.

To all of our other applicants, thank you for letting us be a part of your journey. We cannot wait to see what you do next.

If you did not win this year, we encourage you to apply again in the future. We will announce further scholarship opportunities on our Facebook and blog, so keep an eye out for more news!

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