Meet the 2010 Awardees
CSU San Bernardino
Although frequently homeless and living in abject poverty throughout his childhood, Sean Phillips, the only child of a single parent on welfare, aspired to be the first in his family to attend college. After surviving a near-fatal car accident shortly after beginning his academic career, and subsequently enduring extensive physical therapy, Sean became even more determined to see his dream come true. Today, he is a senior at CSU San Bernardino majoring in sociology and psychology with a 3.98 GPA.
Sean has spent countless hours volunteering for homeless programs and in senior centers and plans to participate in two unpaid internships in the coming year. He is also working with the department chair of the sociology department on a research grant to examine the underutilization of social services by senior citizens, as well as developing an honors project.
After completing his baccalaureate degree and eventually a masterís degree, Sean plans to work with at-risk children, youth and seniors.