Sometimes the best motivation comes from doubt. As an Army spouse and mother of three, Scarlet Levine faced criticism when she decided to pursue an undergraduate degree. “Everyone around me thought I was crazy for starting my college career so late in life. I ignored the critics and pushed even harder to prove I deserved these opportunities. I turned the negative statements into my need and drive to be the best version of myself and things have worked out wonderfully.” Scarlet was awarded a $3,000 Bruce & Suzie Kovner/ThanksUSA scholarship to continue a Psychology major at the University of Maryland University College.
Currently in her third year of studies, Scarlet maintains a perfect GPA while continuing to volunteer in the community, take care of her children, and support her husband’s active-duty career. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, National Society of Leadership and Success, and the Tau Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda. Scarlet enjoys volunteering at Tara Animal Shelter and supporting her sons' involvement with Boy Scouts of America.
After completing her studies at UMUC, Scarlet plans to pursue a graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling with a focus on grief and family counseling. Her ultimate goal is seek employment with the Department of Defense and serve the military community.
“Scholarships such as this lift the uncertainty and stress that the high cost of college can place on individuals. When I received my reward letter, I jumped for joy and had many emotions running through my head. I am truly appreciative to the generous donors that make ThanksUSA scholarships possible. Your efforts do not go unnoticed.”