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LIFE to the fullest Scholarship FUnd

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In Loving Memory of Jim Anderson


To the young man or woman who demonstrates a life to the fullest mantra by striving for excellence in academics, athletics, and/or community outreach. Your perseverance, grit, and drive have exemplified courage and character. Your efforts have made an impact in the world. The life you’ve led and choices you’ve made have shown that by maximizing God given gifts, through hard work and determination, one can build a better future!

Growth Through Education

The LIFE to the FULLEST scholarship courage & character award is given in honor of my uncle Jim Anderson. During his time on earth he dedicated it to bettering the lives of people by living with passion and conviction. Jim's perseverance to battle cancer and a brain infection, while remaining joyful within the his work place, community and family changed innumerable lives.  Jim's motto "deal with it" embodies the spirit of grit to the highest degree.  He was the gold standard of a life focused on love, accompanying others, & being the smile of God leaving his mark on minds &  hearts.

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2023 Scholarship Winner:
Dominique Threatt

This year a special young man earned the EF3 LIFE Courage & Character Scholarship award.  Dominique Threatt aka "BAMA" of Albany, NY born in Alabama was my first student I ever taught as a teacher.  Dom has persevered over great trials in his life, overcoming tremendous odds to breakthrough hardship & grave difficulty.  Rising up and setting new standards for his life, he graduated Elms College this past spring with a bacherlor's degree.  He now helps children and people in the inner city as a social worker providing vital resources, aid, and love with every encounter. Dominique starred on the basketball team at Elm's and went on to play professionally this past summer in Mexico prior to beginning his career.  He is often found teaching young people the game and his smile, positive energy, and enthusiasm for life are contagious.


2022 Scholar & Award Recipient

This inaugural courage & character award & scholarship goes to Javier Currey- Stratton who has persevered through great challenges. Witnessing this young man overcome health struggles, hospitalizations, & other challenges, Javier’s determination & never quit spirit has inspired many people. I was privileged to teach Javi back in grade 5 at KIPP. That was where I first experienced his commitment to excellence.  Javi kept his promise to himself & his family by graduating from Albany High. Through great effort, enthusiasm, & a positive outlook he not only acquired the knowledge, skills, & character habits necessary to succeed in middle school, high school & beyond, but Javier inspired his others through his perseverance. Now, Javier is taking the next step toward finishing what he started by  to pursue his bachelor’s degree in the fall.



This scholarship fund & award is provided thanks to the generous donations of supporters of EF3 LIFE. Please consider gifting to this cause to empower young people to have a choice filled future. Education is a tremendous gift and it opens up avenues for young people to utilize their gifts and talents to live out their passions and impact our society. Having what it takes within is critical for one's own life and the lives of others to chance.  As the great Maxime Lagacé once said"The courage of today becomes the character of tomorrow." 


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