Sprout and STEM awards $10K scholarship to RIC freshman

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The nonprofit group Sprout and STEM awarded a $10,000 scholarship to local student Sabine Mia JeanLouise.

Director Victor Hunt said the inaugural Kathy L. Radimer Memorial Scholarship was awarded at Rhode Island College since JeanLouise would be attending the school in the fall.

“I’m just overall happy to be the first person chosen, I know that my hard work is not for nothing and that it’s recognized,” JeanLouise said.

JeanLouise is the daughter of Haitian immigrants, and hopes to pursue a career in medicine.

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Sabine Mia JeanLouise and her family. (WLNE)

Sprout and STEM is a nonprofit based in Providence that is led by undergraduate and graduate students who aim to “support urban public high schools and provide students with academic and financial resources.”

Hunt said that he didn’t think there could be a better candidate for the scholarship since JeanLouise has “an excellent academic record,” already has clinical experience, and has even taken courses at Brown University.

“It’s just fantastic to be able to share scholarships with hard working students who have ambition, who have drive, and who have a vision for what they want to do,” he said.

Sabine Mia JeanLouise was awarded a $10,000 scholarship from nonprofit Sprout and STEM. (WLNE)

JeanLouise also gave advice to other students, saying that they should pursue their dreams and anything is possible as long as they put in hard work.

“With this [scholarship] I feel like my hard work has definitely been recognized and I feel like if anybody puts in the hard work they need to, anything can be pursued,” she said.

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