2014 Legacy Awards Recipient
Gonzaga University—Nursing Major
Sponsored by Tillamook, Ore., Lodge No. 1437
Jasmine Ford has a passion for building community by helping others.
In between varsity track meets and organizing events for National Honor Society in high school, Jasmine found time to give back in countless ways. Every week, she volunteered for her church’s Sunday school, teaching and spending time with community children. She also worked as a soccer referee and as a youth staff member at the local YMCA. In addition, she suffered through bone chilling temperatures in Hope on the Slopes, a day-long ski marathon to benefit cancer research.
“I love giving back to the community through committed volunteer work,” says Jasmine.
As a college student, Jasmine eagerly jumped into volunteering by living in a service-oriented residence hall. In her first week, Jasmine volunteered to help build a hiking trail to benefit the community.
She will continue helping others in her career, with plans to become a nurse practitioner and join an international organization to bring medicine to those in need.
“Being an Elks scholar has highlighted the fact that volunteer work builds community by connecting people and by helping those in need,” says Jasmine. “I am proud to be an Elks scholar.”
We know Jasmine will continue build community wherever she goes!
In 2014-15, the Elks National Foundation allocated $1 million to fund 250 scholarships for the children and grandchildren of Elks. If you know any Elks children who are high school seniors, encourage them to visit www.elks.org/enf/scholars for information, including eligibility and deadlines.