Army dependent Nia Stanfield was awarded a $3,000 Wheaton Sport Center/ThanksUSA scholarship to continue undergraduate studies at Loyola University of Chicago. Nia majors in Political Science and will pursue teaching credentials prior to graduation.
Nia was inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and looks forward to becoming more active with the chapter. She recently began a job at Loyola's Alumni House and accepted a spring internship with the Aldermen.
To nurture a love for the cultural and performing arts, Nia serves as a committee member for the hip hop group Kapwa Modern and trains in Filipino Cultural dancing. “I am excited to perform with both my cultural and hip hop group at our upcoming event Night In Manila.”
During her last visit home, Nia volunteered as a math tutor to refugee children, an experience that has led her to consider a stint with the United Nations Refugee Agency. She now spends most weekends with a refugee family, helping out around the house, tutoring, and introducing them to American culture.
Though her schedule is already quite full, Nia humbly makes time to join friends for the Monday night Roots Bible Study.
“Wheaton Sport Center and ThanksUSA, Thanks again for everything that you are doing for me!”