2022 AFSA Convention
Embassy Suites, Nashville South, Cool-Springs
September 11-14, 2022
My name is Eden Arsenault and this fall I will be attending Columbia College to study Business Marketing. This past spring, I graduated from Rogers High School, in which I held many leadership positions. I was team captain of my high school volleyball team, photo editor of the yearbook, and also a part of many more clubs within the school where I participated in various community service acts. My goal in college is to obtain a Business degree, so I can start my own non-profit photography business. I’m honored and very thankful that AFSA chose me as a scholarship recipient and is giving me the opportunity to accomplish all of my dreams.
I recently finished his first year of study at Loyola University Maryland. His college experience got off to a great start meeting new friends and learning from the university’s outstanding professors. During his freshman year, he earned a place on the Dean’s List for both semesters maintaining above a 3.5 GPA. He looks forward to his future years studying at Loyola University Maryland where he is majoring in Business Accounting and hopes to reach his goal of earning his CPA license. Michael is very thankful to AFSA-IRS and to Mr. William Schroeder for this scholarship award as it helps him pursue his future endeavors.
My name is Svannah Marshall, and I am a sophomore at USC with a major in political science. I am currently involved in my university’s debate team, black student association, student democrats club, and the USC women’s network. My academic goal is to attend Law School and become an attorney in order to give back to my community; I am so grateful to the AFSA-IRS scholarship committee for choosing me as a recipient as it will help immensely with reaching my goals!
My name is Nikolas Barnett. This fall, I will be attending the University of South Carolina, where I will major in International Business and Finance with a minor in French. I am a graduate of Dobyns Bennett High School (DBHS) where I was a 4-year member of the band, BETA Club, FBLA, and French Club. I served as section leader in the DBHS band, which is the largest band in the state of Tennessee. I also served as a leader in Venture Scouts, Students Helping Others Understand Tomorrow (S.H.O.U.T.! ®) and Youth Engaged in Leadership and Learning (Y.E.L.L.), the Mayor’s Youth Council, a leadership program with the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. In January 2020, I was appointed as a United States Senate Page for Senator Lamar Alexander from Tennessee. As a Page, I was both a student at the Senate Page School and a government employee. I served as a Page during the Impeachment Trial of President Donald Trump. I am extremely honored to have been selected as a recipient of the James F. Howe, Sr. & Frank Fotinatos Scholarship.
Tia Ricchio and I attend UW-Madison as a Finance, Investment, & Banking major. This year was full of normal challenges such as living in the dorms away from family, difficult course schedules, and balancing my school and social life. In addition to these challenges, I also dealt with the novelty of a fully online class schedule, frequent covid testing, and intense restrictions. Overcoming these obstacles and learning to find different ways to interact, get my work done, and thrive academically was difficult at first, but once I adapted, I learned that I could make the most out of my first year of college--even during a global pandemic. Looking forward, I am super excited to live on the Southeast side of campus for my second year at Madison, join intramural swimming, and be a part of an a capella group. I'm hoping this year will be relatively back to normal and that I will be able to cheer on my school teams at Badger games and have in-person classes again. I am so honored that AFSA chose me as a scholarship recipient and I am so thankful for their support!
Katherine is a graduating senior from Lee's Summit, Missouri. She will be attending Missouri State University in the fall as a freshman, where she will pursue a degree in Global Studies. During her high school years, she participated in her school's swimming and track teams. She loves classical music and has played the violin for most of her life. Katherine is excited to continue her studies at MSU and her dream is to become an immigration lawyer. She is grateful to her family who has supported and loved her, the teachers who have shared her hunger for knowledge and understanding, and to God who has been her hope and light from beginning to end. She is thankful and honored to be a recipient of the AFSA-IRS Memorial Scholarship.
My name is Sean Line. I want to start off by thanking everyone for choosing me as one of this year's recipients of the AFSA-IRS scholarships. I will be attending Ohio University in the fall studying Criminology and minoring in either accounting, American Sign Language or both. After college I plan on becoming a government agent. Throughout my high school career, I participated in many sports and extracurricular activities such as soccer, diving, bowling, DECA and West Clermont Dance Company. I played in the top high school symphonic band, performed in high school musicals and sang in the high school acapella group. While maintaining my grades, participating in extracurricular activities, I also worked part time and volunteered. While attending Ohio University, I plan on becoming a Young Life Christian leader. This organization will help me volunteer my time with local high school students and help them choose a religious path through the hard high school years. This organization was an enjoyable and important part of my high school experience. Again, thank you very much for your generous contribution to further my education.
Nicholas Cheung is a senior at James Madison University and is pursuing a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics with a minor in Physics. Nicholas is currently working as a summer intern at the Argonne National Laboratory’s nanoscience and technology division to put what he has learned to practice. Going forward, he plans to graduate in Spring 2022 and apply his expertise to computer forensics. Nicholas is deeply honored to be a recipient of the 2021 James F. Howe, Sr. Memorial AFSA-IRS Scholarship and is now one step closer towards reaching that goal.
Nami Lindquist lives in the greater Seattle area with her mom, dad, and her two pets: her younger brother and her dog. She is passionate about empowerment, specifically through personal finance and financial literacy; this interest has driven many of her passion projects, most notably her efforts to increase financial literacy among young people worldwide. When she’s not working on increasing financial literacy, you can find her on the golf course, rock climbing, and responding to readers of her bestselling book, Becoming Your Own Best Friend. Nami will be attending the University of Pennsylvania under the M&T program, where she plans on studying economics and computer science.
AFSA-IRS currently administers two scholarship programs, the AFSA-IRS Memorial Scholarship and the James F. Howe, Sr. Scholarship. Anyone may make donations to the AFSA-IRS for the Scholarship Fund.
AFSA promotes fraternal relationships via local chapter meetings throughout the US and at our annual conventions. We sponsor the biennial Special Agent of the Year Award to recognize an active duty special agent for outstanding performance.