Congratulations 2015 L.I.F.E Scholarship Winners

L.I.F.E. received close to 100 applications from college students with lupus throughout the country. Due to the quantity of outstanding applicants selecting the winners has proven to be difficult. The 2015 L.I.F.E. Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce 29 inspirational finalists!

Being selected as a finalist is a considerable honor as the competition is at an all-time high. The following finalists’ applications have been nothing short of amazing. The essays on "How Lupus has Affected Your Life" are inspirational. The letters of recommendation, grades, and volunteer work/community service are all remarkable.

The 2015 winners have been announced here! If you are not selected as a winner, we strongly encourage you to apply again in 2016.

Outstanding job to all of the finalists! Thank you for sharing your story and for continuing to persevere despite the setbacks of lupus.


  1. Abigail Saucedo   University of Texas - Arlington   

  2. Alexa Marquez   Skagit Valley College, WA

  3. Alexis Staneiel   Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

  4. Annelise Sprau   Ohio State University

  5. Anissa LeeHang   Hawaii Pacific University

  6. Brennan Powers  University of Massachusetts Amherst

  7. Christin Weston   Austin Peay State University, TN

  8. Davis Vertin   University of Central Florida

  9. Devin Cowan   University of Central Florida

  10. Garland Young  Maryland University of Integrative Health

  11. Haley Hahn   University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

  12. Haylee Hinton   University of Nevada - Las Vegas

  13. J’Andrenique Taylor   Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge

  14. Joshua Gaydon   Lincoln University, MO

  15. Julia Ann Walker   San Francisco State University, CA

  16. Kelsey Dickinson   University of Denver

  17. Kyrsten Freyou   Northwestern State University, LA

  18. Kyran Palmer   Brigham Young University, UT

  19. Leah Marie Vidal  University of South Florida

  20. Louisa Goss   Williams College

  21. Megan Roberts   Endicott College, MA

  22. Orasa Thajai   Washington State University

  23. Rebecca Mighell   University of Oklahoma

  24. Ryanne Harris   Ursuline College, OH

  25. Shaheen Rizvi   University of New Mexico

  26. Tam Ann Vu   University of St. Thomas, TX

  27. Tara Dearlove   University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

  28. Taylor Pierce   University of California - Davis

   27.  Tiffany White   University of Memphis, TN