Jacob Allen Adams (United States)
A graduate from W.T. High School (Fairfax, VA) who was sponsored by an AOA member. The SOA Scholarship 2017 was awarded to him in recognition of his high level academic achievement. He sets very high standards of integrity and honour in all his endeavours and, being always positive, is active in various school activities. His trustworthiness and self-belief make him a shining example to all of his peers. Attending the College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA), it is his goal to obtain a Master's Degree in Computer Science.
Ovidiu-Alexandru Parfene (Romania)
A graduate from the SHAPE International School - German Section who was sponsored by an SOA member. The SOA Scholarship 2017 was awarded to him in recognition of his high academic achievement. He has demonstrated his outstanding knowledge of various languages and a clear commitment to sustained interaction with students and other nationalities and ethnic backgrounds. He is a student that embodies all the values international education is striving to achieve. Attending the Aachen RWTH, it is his goal to obtain a Master's Degree in Information Technology.
Anaïs Lambert (Belgium)
A graduate from the SHAPE International School - International Section who was sponsored by an SOA member. The SOA Scholarship 2017 was awarded to her in recognition of her willingness to help others of all ages, being positive and hardworking in everything she does, embracing the culture of all those around her and being a conduit for international friendship and promoting a true sense of the SHAPE International School Community. Attending the Condorcet ons School for Higher Education, it is her goal to obtain a Master's Degree in Medical Sciences - Nursing.