Lee-Johnson Scholarship for Immigrant and Refugee Women Established

| December 3, 2014
Niyoyakira Rozineti

2014 Lee-Johnson Scholarship for Immigrant and Refugee Women recipient Niyoyakira Rozineti is a first-generation college student.

Yin Lam Lee-Johnson, assistant professor in Teaching English as a Second Language in the School of Education, established the Lee-Johnson Scholarship for Immigrant and Refugee Women in 2014 to help female students who originate from countries other than the U.S. The $1,000 scholarship aims to help immigrant and refugee women recognize the transformative power of education.

Lee-Johnson established this scholarship from her family fund. She grew up in Hong Kong as an immigrant child, and providing this scholarship stems from her own experiences. For more information about the Lee-Johnson Scholarship for Immigrant and Refugee Women, contact Lee-Johnson at yleejohnson31@webster.edu.

Rozineti Receives Lee-Johnson Scholarship for Immigrant and Refugee Women

The scholarship is awarded through an essay competition. This year’s recipient is Niyoyakira Rozineti. Originally from Burundi, Rozineti is currently a psychology major at Webster with a dream to help others and have a positive impact on the world. She lived in a refugee camp with her parents for 12 years before coming to the U.S., and is proud to be a first-generation college student in her family.

Rozineti was told she cannot finish college as a refugee woman, but she refused to give up hope. She works at various campus jobs and she takes initiative to help rebuild houses in her community every summer.

Click here to view Rozineti’s winning essay.

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