Last year the ESMS intern team began a new tradition called, “The ESMS Challenge.” What exactly is the challenge though? Well, the interns are given $250.00 and are asked to select a nonprofit organization in the West Chester area to donate to. After selecting an organization, it is their job to find donors to double the funds and purchase what is needed for that particular organization! This year the 2016 ESMS intern team is happy to announce they have selected The Stephen Chandler Ericson Foundation as their organization.
Laura Chandler Ericson and Joseph H. Ericson, Jr. established the Stephen Chandler Ericson scholarship in 1984. They decided this scholarship would be awarded, annually, to a senior high school student in the Chester County area. The goal of Stephen’s fund is to help young people with their education and to inspire them to develop the mindset that we are all in this life together and that we must help one another – to date 36 scholarships have been awarded.
The scholarship really hit home as college interns because we understand how much a scholarship can help a student achieve their academic goals. Our personal goal is to do more than just double the funds given to us and give out a scholarship – our goal is to give back and continue to inspire the recipients that “One Life Makes a Difference.”
To read more about Stephen or to donate to the foundation, click the link below!
Published by: Stephanie Sywensky and Bianca Spatola