Congratulations to the 2021 UFIRST Scholars!

FIRST is proud to announce this year’s 7 scholarship recipients from the UFIRST Scholars Program.  These 7 students received a total of $8,000 in awards for their post-secondary education. Congratulations to everyone and we wish you the best of luck as you continue your education.


Naseer Ahmed

ARCI-lamellar ichthyosis

University of Kotli Azad Jammu

Goals & Aspirations: The highest calling for me is to serve the greater good of humanity and the world. Many people are tempted to be selfish and do what only benefits themselves. Yet humans also have an altruism that fill us with a sense of satisfaction when we are able to help others


Ryan Balog


Robert Morris University

Goals & Aspirations: I want to impact and mentor my students in the math classroom. I want to teach the relevance in math while being a role model for them.


Tshering Choden

ARCI-lamellar ichthyosis

Royal Thimpu College

Goals & Aspirations: To obtain a degree and go into teaching and counseling children in the future.


Allison Davis

Netherton syndrome

Georgia Southern University

Goals & Aspirations: To own my own business, specifically to open my own daycare.


Rylee Iott


University of Sioux Falls

Goals & Aspirations: I am in the process of obtaining my Bachelor's Degree with a double major in accounting and business administration.  Follow that, I will continue my educatoin to wlrk towards my Master's Degree in order to become a CPA.


Kaleigh Nicley

ARCI-lamellar ichthyosis

Southeast Community and Technical College

Goals & Aspirations: To help and inspire other.  I plan on becoming an EMT, then a physician assistant.


Eileen Uthuppan

ARCI-lamellar ichthyosis

Valparaiso University

Goals & Aspirations: I want to become a physician assistant and specialize in dermatology.  Also, to grow my new skin platform (Simply Skin) to raise awareness of ichthyosis and other rare skin conditions and to help others feel confident in their skin.


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