Scholars Speak

Hear what our Forman Scholars have to say!

The Scholars Speak section of our website is dedicated to sharing upperclassmen students’ and recent graduates' advice, experiences and perspectives to current and younger students.


Dear High School Graduate
A note of financial advice from college seniors to their freshman selves 

How-to Guide: Finances During College
Advice from the experience of 5 young women in college


 

Guest Blog by Forman Scholar Thomas Poliski
Thomas Poliski kicks off our Scholars Speak student blog series. Thomas graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in mechanical engineering and recently started working at his first full-time job in his field in Atlanta.

Guest Blog by Forman Scholar Sarah Sharp
Sarah is a junior at Stockton University, where she is majoring in psychology. Read on to hear about Sarah’s experiences building relationships with her professors, the advice she has for applying to college and her vision for the future of Salem.

Guest Blog by Forman Scholar Sierra Brown
Sierra is a junior at Stockton University, where she is majoring in psychology. Read on to hear about Sierra’s experiences overcoming adversity, the advice she has for applying to college and even some tips on what class times to register for. 

Guest Blog by Forman Scholar Katie Ridgway
Katie is a junior at Rowan University, where she is studying education. Read on to hear about Katie’s college experiences, the advice she has for applying to college and the importance she places on making time for yourself. 

Guest Blog by Forman Scholar Kyla Avant
Kyla is a junior at the University of Scranton, where she is studying occupational therapy. Read on to hear about Kyla’s college experiences, the advice she has for younger students and her ideas for improving the greater Salem community. 

Guest Blog by Forman Scholar Michaela Du Bois
Michaela is a junior at Bucknell University, where she majors in international studies. Read on to hear about Michaela’s college experiences, the importance of time management and her ideas for improving the greater Salem community. 

Guest Blog by Forman Scholar Destiny Green
Destiny is a senior at Rowan University, where she majors in biology. Read on to hear about Destiny’s college experiences, advice she has for younger students and the lessons she’s learned about pursuing your academic interests.

Guest Blog by Forman Scholar S'Deionna Washington
S’Deionna is finishing up her studies in Delaware State University’s prestigious nursing program. Read on to hear about S’Deionna’s experiences in college, what she wishes she knew when she was a freshman and advice she has for high school seniors applying to college.

Guest Blog by Forman Scholar Mariah Pierce
Mariah graduated from Rutgers University with an undergraduate degree in public health. Recently, she graduated from Rutgers with a Master of Public Health degree. Read on to hear about Mariah’s experience in college, what she wishes her younger self knew and her plan for improving the Salem community.

Guest Blog by Forman Scholar Lissie Hogate
Lissie is a 2020 graduate of East Stroudsburg University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Hospitality. Read on to hear about Lissie’s experiences in college and lessons she’s learned along the way, including the importance of networking and forming connections with others.

Guest Blog by Forman Scholar Emily Hill
Emily is a senior at the University of Tampa where she majors in Allied Health with a concentration in Occupational Therapy. Read on to hear about Emily’s experiences in college, challenges she’s overcome and the importance of embarking upon the college journey with an open mind and a positive attitude.

Guest Blog by Forman Scholar Elise Davenport
Elise is finishing up her studies in nursing at Messiah College in Pennsylvania. Read on to hear about Elise’s college journey, the lessons she’s learned along the way, and the responsibility she believes former Salem students have to give back to the community.

Guest Blog by Forman Scholar Ayanna Chapman
Ayanna is a 2020 graduate of Rowan University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. Read on to hear about Ayanna’s experiences in college, how she handled a senior year plagued by the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance she places on being a global citizen. 

Guest Blog by Forman Scholar Arianna Lapp
Arianna is a senior at Rutgers University – New Brunswick where she studies business. Read on to hear about Arianna’s experiences in college, the challenges she’s faced with online learning and the advice she has for high school seniors beginning the college application process. 

Guest Blog by Forman Scholar Starr Jackson
Starr is a junior at Boston University, where he is majoring in political science. Read on to hear about Starr’s decision to transfer schools during his college career, the advice he has for applying to college and things he wished he knew as a first-year student. 

Guest Blog by Forman Scholar Tariq Justice
Tariq is a junior at Rutgers University – New Brunswick, where he is majoring in sports management. Read on to hear about how the Forman S. Acton Foundation has impacted Tariq’s college career, the advice he has about taking high school seriously and the lessons he’s learned from enrolling in challenging courses. 

Guest Blog by Forman Scholar Abigail Sharp
Abigail is a fifth-year student at The George Washington University, where she is majoring in systems engineering and minoring in business administration. Read on to hear about many of Abigail’s impactful college experiences, the role the Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation has played in her college career and the advice she has for students just beginning the college search process.