Application Deadline:

May 15, 2024

June 2024 Student Spotlight: Hogan Searle

Meet Hogan Searle!  Hogan is a Bright Futures Scholar who will soon be graduating from UNC with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science.   Initially after graduating from Windsor Charter Academy High School (School District RE-4), Hogan thought he’d pursue a career in Engineering at Colorado School of Mines.  However, an impactful 12-hour ‘ride-along’ with a metro fire station helped him change course (and schools) and decide he wants to be a firefighter.  After graduation, Hogan plans to attend Fire Academy and hopes to secure a position with a local fire district.

Hogan’s educational path after high school took some unexpected turns, but he’s thankful they led him to a career he is excited about.  Receiving a Bright Futures scholarship not only helped with his education but gave him a confidence boost to pursue his dreams and set him up for future success.  “The aid I received from Bright Futures helped me pursue my passion for sports and exercise science and stay debt-free in college,” he said.

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