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Every year The H.O.P.E. Scholarship Initiative hosts the 140 Twitter Challenge and in the past we have awarded one scholarship annually; this year we were fortunate to award a second book scholarship through a partnership with Community One.  Community One is a non-profit organization that exposes at-risk youth to interesting careers.


The 140 Twitter Challenge is a scholarship competition designed to meet students where they are — on social media. HOPE releases a question on Twitter, students respond in 140 characters or less and the best response is awarded a $140 scholarship. Nitosha Dawson was selected as the winner of our second 140 Twitter Challenge book scholarship.

Challenge Question: “How can you use your desired career path to make a difference in the world?”

The winning response: “I plan to use my degree and love for poetry to start a nonprofit after school program dedicated to literacy for minority kids.”

Nitosha Dawson is a junior at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, majoring in social work. Dawson is involved in Voices Poetry Group, Dream Defenders, and Student Social Work Association. In the near future, Nitosha plans to study abroad before graduating Suma Cum Laude.

A HopeDealer is any person with the intent to make the world a better place and that is what you are, Nitosha.

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