Shruti Bala Receives $1,000 Scholarship
Desert Schools Federal Credit Union
2007 $1,000 Scholarship Award Finalist.
Each year, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to students in Maricopa, Pinal and Gila County, for their hard work and dedication, both in the classroom and in our community.
Barry Goldwater High School
In Phoenix, Arizona
As a future medical student, Shruti knows she has many years of school ahead. Her leadership has already made an impact in the community. Shruti's East Indian heritage and memories of living abroad have shaped her values on education. After seeing the tsunami's devastation in 2004, she was inspired to create the International Club to aid victims, create awareness of global issues and celebrate diversity.
As Vice Chair of the Arizona Governor's Youth Commission and a volunteer research intern at Barrow Neurological Institute she sees a direct correlation between traumatic brain injuries and underage drinking. Her ultimate goal is to provide awareness on these issues as well as to provide services for those in poverty.
Shruti is Vice President of the Senior Class, National Honor Society VP, Science Olympiad Team Captain, and an active member in Mu Alpha Theta.
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