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Boynton Beach woman wins scholarship after writing essay on racism

Florida Career College student L'Jaree Troupe's essay selected out of 160 submissions
L'Jaree Troupe reads racism essay
Posted at 4:43 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 16:43:27-04

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — A Boynton Beach woman won a full tuition scholarship for an essay she wrote about racism in America.

Florida Career College created the "Be the Change" scholarship to give its students a voice for equality.

L'Jaree Troupe's essay was selected out of 160 submissions from FCC schools across the county.

Troupe is studying to become a nurse. She said she was inspired to join the medical field after her mother died from cancer and her nurses took such great care of her.

"She was saying they were so good and she almost forgot about her sickness because they were her friends," Troupe said.

L'Jaree Troupe presented with scholarship
L'Jaree Troupe is presented with a scholarship for her essay on racism.

She is currently finishing her degree to become a medical assistant and will use the money she saves at FCC to help continue her schooling to become a nurse.