Asya Taylor – Why I’m Grateful!

Posted on June 27, 2019


Elementary Education

Concentration in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Hometown: New Bern, NC

Jacqueline W. & Jack H. Varner Scholar

“I will give back to my community in deeply meaningful, long-lasting ways.”


With my degree, I will give back to my community and others like it in deeply meaningful, long-lasting ways. I will bring knowledge, and therefore power, to the most underserved corners of communities all over the nation rendering them visible, powerful, and heard. 

In my future classroom, I want to instill a love of learning in my students. I want my students to see knowledge as privilege that can never be taken from them. I want my students – those who are forgotten, ignored, pulled out, underserved, underestimated, and rendered invisible – to finally have someone in their lives who sees them. I wouldn’t be able to make the change I am so passionate about without this financial help.  For this, I, my community, and my future students thank you.