Jaila Chambers, @Slayby.jai

Portsmouth, VA, Rudy & Kelly Academy

Horst Rechelbacher “Sustainable Beginnings” Scholarship – $2,000

A former international business student, Jaila believes in taking calculated risks. Remarking on her decision to abandon business studies to pursue her goal of salon ownership, Jaila states, “A lot of people view college as a back-up investment if their dream career doesn’t work out. But I can’t afford betting on my dream not working out.” Jaila believes in taking calculated risks and investing 100% to achieve her dream of owning a salon. She  honors Horst Rechelbacher’s legacy of sustainability by upcycling items that have served their original purpose. Watch her application video here.