Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is pleased to announce the
winner of our 2016-2017 Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Award –
Biruk’s essay on how she plans to make the world a better place was
selected by our team as the winning submission, and we are thrilled to
help support her education as she begins school this fall as a freshman
at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville.
Biruk was born in Ethiopia and moved to the United States as a small child.
She grew up in Annandale, Virginia where she attended high school. As
a student, she was a very active participant in extracurricular activities
and community service programs.
Biruk hopes to pursue a career in law as a juvenile criminal defense attorney.
She believes children “need a second chance and they need to be
given not only a voice, but also the instruments to become successful
in their future chosen career paths.”
CSCS recently held our EHCSF Awards Ceremony, where we presented Biruk
with her scholarship. We look forward to watching her success at UVA and beyond!
You can read Biruk’s winning essay