Introducing Spring 2019 Recipient: Nick Welsh
Earlier this year, in January 2019 we announced the Live Bearded Scholarship. As a company, we want to do our part to help support our community and students who are actively pursuing their dreams.
Today we have the honor and privilege of announcing the first recipient of the Live Bearded Scholarship! We received over 150 video applications and everyone who applied had an incredible story. Some were super creative and funny, while others were heartfelt and inspiring. It was humbling to see so many incredible young men and women share their goals and dreams with us.
I want to send a very heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who applied. I have no doubt that each of you will go on to do amazing things in the world. After watching everyone videos and reviewing the applications, we narrowed it down to a selection of finalists and as a team, we kept coming back to one video.
Nick's Application Video
As you can see from this video, Nick is a very well spoken and inspiring young man. His passion for fire fighting, protecting our forests and for the crew, he works with was infections and captivated all of us here at Live Bearded. In the end, it was a unanimous decision to choose Nick! He is going to use this scholarship to help earn his degree in an Emergency Management and Homeland Security program so we can work towards becoming a full-time Wildland Firefighter and lead teams in an effort to protect our wildland.
This scholarship would not be possible without all of our incredible customers and bearded brothers. It is because of you we are able to do able to donating to Feed A Billion, Spread Holiday Cheer, and support organizations like Operation Underground Railroad.
Thank you for all of your support, and for making these contributions possible! We are beyond grateful for everyone who has supported us allowing us the opportunity to support others. If you would like to learn more about our Live Bearded Scholarship, click here.