Check City is in its third year of awarding the Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship to students who demonstrate a strong desire to be involved in their community. The fellowship honors Richard Rawle, the founder of Check City, and got over 200 applications this year.
Both the Rawle family and Check City are fervent believers that education is critical to community growth. Deserving students will be able to receive financial help for their education as a result of this scholarship, allowing them to continue uplifting and contributing to their communities.
This year’s Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship winner is Sojung Bok!
Sojung Bok is a member of the Utah State Board of Education Student Advisory Council, where she pushed to pass legislation requiring free period products in school facilities. She is now recommending to the Board of Education how to improve mental health training for instructors in her area.
She also organized and directed the Washington County Flea Market Fundraiser after finding that one-third of her town was food insecure. The whole revenues of the flea market were donated to the Utah Food Bank’s Southern Utah office to assist families in her community.
She’s also connected to the rest of the globe through teaching English to a student in Ukraine who hopes to study abroad one day.
Sojung Bok exemplifies what it means to be self-motivated in community service and to find a way to help whenever an issue arises. We are pleased to award her this scholarship this year and look forward to her future community efforts.