Susan Primm Thel
“I love and care about St. Louis and want to support St. Louis ever growing in being a healthy and supportive community for all its residents of all races and ethnic backgrounds”. This philosophy is the driving force behind Susan Thel’s decision to establish the “Fresh Start Scholarship”. Susan’s commitment to her community includes her time as a Peace Corps volunteer and Head Start teacher. She currently resides on the east coast where she worked for 42 years as a clinical social worker at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, but she grew up in St. Louis and comes back every year to visit. Susan feels, “Often we can all quite naturally become so involved in our own day to day world and worries. I feel a peaceful world needs all of us caring about and involved with each other in order to make a happy, supportive, creative community.” The “Fresh Start Scholarship” reflects Susan’s wish to continue to support the St. Louis community by supporting the Hi-SET and GED students further their education at post-secondary institutions. It is her hope that the young women or men who receive this scholarship will feel supported in their future work in the world.