2018 Steps For Change Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Steps For Change Scholarship Winners! 


With the number of exceptional student applicants we have received, it was an incredibly difficult decision for the scholarship judging panel to select the final scholarship award recipients.

Thank you for all who have applied and best of luck in all your future endeavors!

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UCLA, Political Science


Niabi Campbell will be attending UCLA and pursing a major in Political Science. Through her involvement in ASB, Black Student Union, Mock Trial, and Healthy Living Club, she has been an active member of her community while she attended Citrus Hill High School in Moreno Valley, California. She hopes to attend law school and become an attorney while continuing her community involvement to promote the growth of the generation. 

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UCSD, Mechanical Engineering


From Rosemead, California, Matthew Lau will be attending UC San Diego and pursuing a major in Mechanical Engineering. He has been involved in ASB, Engineering Club, and various activities during his time at Rosemead High School. As a major supporter of giving back to the community and passion in education, Matthew plans to contribute to the advancement of technological innovations to improve the well being of individuals after attending university. 

USC, Accounting


Karen Shi is from Torrance, California and has been involved in Cheerleading and Animal Rescue Organizations in West High School.  As a foster child, she hopes to break through the barriers of foster youth statistics by attending USC and pursuing an accounting major through her interests in business and entrepreneurship. She plans to become a Certified Public Accountant after graduating college. 


2018 Scholarship Judging Panel

Thank you to all our scholarship judges for their hard work and dedication in selecting the winners of the 2018 Steps For Change Scholarship. All our scholarship judges on the panel help us properly select the best award recipients on a fair and professional standpoint. 

Feel free to click on their names to learn more about them!

Ms. Abby Loomis, Esq. Attorney-at-Law

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) 

  • AILA Washington: Member & Chair, Department of State Liaison Committee 

  • AILA Washington: Vice-Chair, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Liaison Committee 

  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) - Volunteer Attorney

  • Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) – Volunteer Attorney

Dr. Indra Mukhopadhyay USC Professor

  • Professor of Writing in USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences

  • Scholars for the Dream Award. National Council of Teachers of English

  • Chair, Diversity Caucus, Dornsife College Faculty Council

  • Interviewer. President's Scholarships. Dornsife College

Dr. Nimfa Bemis USC Professor

  • Assistant Clinical Professor in Finance of the USC Marshall School of Business

  • 2017 Golden Apple Teaching Award in Corporate Finance at USC Marshall and Leventhal

  • Coaches Marshall Students in International Marshall Case Competitions

    • Lead Coach for the USC Team that won the Sauder Summit International Case Competition held at the University of British Columbia 

    • Lead Coach for USC Team that placed 1st for University of Singapore International Case Competition

    • Lead Coach for team that won 2nd place out of 25 teams for the USC LGBTQ Competition

Mr. Agustin Cervantes Cal State LA OSS Director

  • Director of Student Services for the Charter College of Education at CSULA

  • Vice Provost for Student Affairs at Stanford University

    • Associate Director of El Centro Chicano

  • Director of Outreach and Enrollment Services for the National Hispanic University since 2008

    • Orchestrated 3 service projects in Puerto Rico for over 70 Laureate Education employees​

  • Management Analyst through the Judicial Administration Fellow at the LA Superior Court

Mr. Chong Le Senior Engineer

  • Senior Engineer in the Remote Sensing Systems Directorate of the Space and Missiles System Center (SMC) at the Los Angeles Air Force Base 

  • 30 years of service for the United States Government 

    • Responsible for managing the reactivation efforts and development of the satellite for a missile defense demonstration program

    • Contributed to the successful launch in 2009 and completion of the early orbit check-out of the two missile defense demonstration satellites

  • Systems Engineering & Integration Lead for a Space Environmental Monitoring Program 2013-2016

  • Senior Civilian of the Year at SMC in 1996

Ms. Sandy Wang FNP-BC

  • Master's Degree of Science in Nursing, Family Specialty (MSN) from UCLA

  • Bachelor's Degree of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Loma Linda University

  • The Pill Club- Senior Lead Nurse Practitioner and Clinic Resource Provider

  • MinuteClinic- Family Nurse Practitioner and Clinic Resource Provider

  • Wealth by Health Steps for Change Foundation- Keynote Speaker

  • The Sweeter Approach to Sweet-Ease- Pending Publication

Mr. Stephen Dempsey Senior Research Analyst

  • Bachelor's Degree of Science in Business Administration 2011 from USC

  • Senior Research Analyst at Kantar Millward Brown

  • Research Manager at Leiberman Research Worldwide (LRW)

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Wealth By Health Steps For Change Foundation aims to enhance the lives of the underprivileged in the hopes of creating a path towards a brighter future. 

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