Strength in the Community Scholarship Winner, Emily Jacobsen

Meet Emily Jacobsen, one of 12 winners of the FOX 21 Strength in the Community Scholarship.

The Strength in the Community Scholarship was created to help students reach their goals to pursue higher education in a time of rising tuition costs. Twelve finalists will receive $1,000, but one will trade in their $1,000 for a $10,000 check.

Emily is a Cook County High School senior with a full schedule of community service including putting together a blood drive at school.

“It’s a way to give back, I’ve been blessed by this community, they’ve done so much for me,” Emily expressed.

Emily will attend Bemidji State University in the fall for Business Administration.

Emily and the other finalists will find out on June 6 whether they’ve won the big $10,000 check!