Sarah Riley

Sarah Riley, @Beautyby_sriley

San Diego, CA, Bellus Academy

Find-A-Way, $15,000

No matter what life has handed her, Sarah’s response has always been to say, “We’ll find a way.” A military spouse, mom of four adopted children, student council president at Bellus Academy, tee-ball coach and neighborhood advocate, Sarah found a way to pursue her dream of a career in beauty. As a hairstylist, her goal is to create “wearable beauty” for her clients. Remarking on applying for the scholarship, Sarah says she’s always been driven. “I want to prove to my kids that I can pursue this dream and that we’ll find a way,” she says. Watch Sarah’s video here.