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Brad Hester

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I am a Syracuse University Alumnus with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. I currently work at Thermo Fisher Scientific as the Team Lead of Field Service Engineering in NY. Outside of work, I’m a musician and I serve as the Chief Marketing Officer for Scholar & A Dream. 


Chief Marketing Officer

Why Did You Create S&D?

Oprah Winfrey said, "Your legacy is not what you leave behind in your possessions, but what you leave behind in the lives of others." I personally believe that one of the ways I will make the world a better place is by helping others. Education has always been an important part of my life, and the scholarships I received were instrumental in the completion of my educational journey. I co-founded Scholar & A Dream with the hope to pay it forward by helping future generations further their education and careers through scholarship and mentorship. Having someone to help guide you through the unknown is invaluable, as it allows one to learn from the mistakes of others without having to make them. I am excited to help set up future generations for success in every possible way.

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Why Is Scholarship Important?

Scholarships provide vital support for students who face financial barriers in accessing higher education. Tuition assistance can open the doors to new opportunities for personal and academic growth that would otherwise be unattainable. Scholarships are important because they are a key factor in allowing students to conquer financial difficulties and reach their educational and individual aspirations.

Meet the Rest of our Founders

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What Do You Envision for S&D?

Scholar & A Dream will be an organization that students around the world will want to be a part of. We will provide access to educational workshops for students everywhere looking to further their education. A network of students and mentors will provide an open forum that assists all in their pursuit of higher education. Lastly, scholarships will be provided that cover the entire cost of trade schools / four-year colleges and universities. Scholar & A Dream will continue to change more lives year after year. 

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