Congratulations to the 2022 UFIRST Scholars!

FIRST is proud to announce this year’s 10 scholarship recipients from the UFIRST Scholars Program.  These 10 students received a total of $11,500 in awards for their post-secondary education. Congratulations to everyone and we wish you the best of luck as you continue your education.


Atique Ahmed

ARCI-lamellar ichthyosis

University of Kotli Azad Jammu

Goals & Aspirations:  A vow is fixed and unalterable determination to to a thing when such a determination is related to something noble which can only uplift the man who make the resolves.


Naseer Ahmed

ARCI-lamellar ichthyosis

University of Kotli Azad Jammu

Goals & Aspirations: When we achieve human rights and human dignity for all people they will build a peaceful, sustainable, and just world.


Lauren Hamill

Harlequin ichthyosis

Middlesex Community College

Goals & Aspirations:  I would like to help/education kids with special needs.




Rylee Iott


University of Sioux Falls

Goals & Aspirations: My goals are to finish my undergrad, continue school to get my Master's degree and eventually become a CPA. I hope to find a career I can enjoy while serving others and making an impact in my community.



Abigail Kenjura


Texas A&M University

Goals & Aspirations: This fall, I have already been accepted and plan to attend Texas A&M University, majoring in Agricultural Science, with plans to be an Agricultural Science Teacher. One day, I hope I will be able to instill everything tht my current FFA advisor has taught and advised me through with my future students. If I can impact future kids even half the way that she has me, I will consider it a success.  My goal is to impact students' lives, assist them in stepping out of their comfort zone, and be instrumental in them seeing their potential.

Devin Mong

X-Linked Ichthyosis

Westminster College

Goals & Aspirations: My goal for the next 4 years is to obtain a Bachelor's degree, then complete medical school for 2 more years to become a dermatology physician assistant.


Jakob Schaffer

Netherton syndrome

Western Dakota Technical College

Goals & Aspirations:  Attend technical school to study computer aided design. Possibly add on construction management degree.


Eileen Uthuppan

ARCI-lamellar ichthyosis

Valparaiso University

Goals & Aspirations: To become a physician assistant in dermatology.  Also, to continue to grom my skin support platform to raise awareness for ichthyosis and all skin types.


London Wanstrom


BYU Idaho

Goals & Aspirations: I want to be able to help people and be successful.  I want to see what I can accomplish in life, despite challenges. I look forward to having a family and career in the future.


Treasure White

ARCI-lamellar ichthyosis

Jackson State University

Goals & Aspirations: I want to be able to provide other young people with the gift of music and be a source of inspiration for others with ichthyosis.


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