Scholarship Spotlight: Surry County student and author teaches girls about “Self Love”

Scholarship recipient Brécha Byrd is already a published author who seeks to inspire young girls to love themselves.

Name: Brécha Byrd

Hometown: Surry County, Virginia

Alma Mater: Surry County High

Scholarship Type: $1,000 one-time award from The Surry Fund at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, established in 1999 to promote racial harmony and lessen the negative impact of racism in Surry County

College: St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Academic Major: Business Administration

What’s it like going to college during the COVID-19 pandemic? It is different, but I am making the most of it, staying safe and taking care. I don’t think anybody imagined 2020 to be the way it is, but you just have to stay positive and make the most out of it.

What do you hope to learn in your first year of school? My goal right now is to learn as much as I can in regards to the business aspect of things. But I would like to become a corporate attorney

You’re a published author of the book “Self Love… L O V E S E L F” for girls. What led you to write this book? When I was in middle school I went through a lot in terms of finding myself and loving myself. My purpose in life is I live to inspire. Loving yourself is so important, so I wrote about it. It’s a book that’s dedicated to girls all over the world. It’s a book that teachers them how to love themselves.

What has helped you succeed in school and life? God and my family have been my ultimate support system through everything.

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