While serving College Admissions Assistance as a founding Regional Director, Judy Simpson impacted the lives of students across the nation. Though Judy lost her battle with cancer in 2011, her influence is still felt to this day. Each year, CAA honors her memory by providing one of our graduating seniors with a $1,500 scholarship.

CAA is proud to announce that Trinity Brooks is the 2018 recipient of this scholarship. Trinity is a hard-working student who will attend Mississippi University for Women in the fall. This was her top-choice college because of the cost, proximity to her home, the size of the school, and because she felt that the campus was easy to navigate. Trinity will be the first one in her family to go straight from high school to college.

Mississippi College for Women also has a nursing program that will help Trinity reach her goal of becoming a registered nurse. Trinity wants to serve her community by working as a nurse. She sees it as her way to give back and make a difference through her career. She told us that she was inspired to pursue this career field because of the illnesses in her own family. Trinity has been a partial caregiver to her siblings who have dealt with asthma and bronchitis.

In high school, she was very involved in extracurriculars. She played clarinet in the school band, participated in Mu Alpha Theta, the Math honor society, and loved her Science classes. Her time in high school helped her learn how to manage her time and balance life with her studies. She also decided to teach dance at her church after she was no longer able to dance herself.

While Trinity signed up for the CAA program early in her senior year, she immediately began making use of our services, calling in to speak to the coaches about her career, colleges, and testing. Trinity used CAA’s essay reviews as well as the ACT test preparation to help her improve her test score. She says that CAA helped her learn more about her career options and opened her eyes to new college possibilities. We wish her the best of luck on her college and career journey!