The American Dream Scholarship

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Giovanni Morris and Mimi Trinh

International freshman

The American Dream Scholarship was created by Lynn University alumna Mi (Mimi) Trinh ’15, a native of Saigon, Vietnam. It is awarded annually to an international freshman enrolled in one of Lynn’s colleges: aeronautics, arts and sciences, communication and design, business and management, or education.

"This scholarship allows me to chase my dream of becoming a pilot. "

Giovanni Morris, class of 2020

Trinh currently is working as a data analyst at Kayne Anderson Real Estate. Her single gift has a double impact: Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Foundation, her employer’s charity organization, has matched her donation.

“Lynn gave me the 2011 Presidential Scholarship that covered full tuition, room and board for four years,” said Trinh. “If it were not for that scholarship, I would not be able to go to college or even remain in America as an immigrant. I believe that Christ has graciously given me this big gift through Lynn, and I would like to give back to glorify His name through the American Dream Scholarship for other Lynn students.”

Scholarship recipient Giovanni Morris, who hails from the Bahamas, is a first-year student in Lynn’s Burton D. Morgan College of Aeronautics.

“I am in the three-year accelerated bachelor’s program. This scholarship has greatly assisted me because if I did not have it to help me pay for school, I would be unable to study at Lynn. It allows me the opportunity to chase my dream of becoming a pilot. The scholarship motivates me to maintain good averages in order to complete my studies and obtain my degree."

2017-18 American Dream Scholarship recipients

College of Arts and Sciences: Sophie Meza, Keya Trivedi

College of Business and Management: Giovanni Morris, Salimata Seck, Victoria Souza



This article is part of a four-story series, "Scholarships Transform Lives." Read more.

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