Scholarship

Scholarship Stories

Evelyn

Evelyn

"I will forever and always be grateful for this scholarship and all of the donors for truly making it possible for me to make my career dreams a reality."

2017, 2018, 2019 Recipient:Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

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Esteban

Esteban

"It can be difficult to try and manage time when you're a full-time parent, full-time employee, and full-time student. No matter the age, pursuing higher education can be the best decision you will ever make."

2020, 2021, 2022 Recipient: CSU Fresno

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Lizbeth

Lizbeth

"I look forward to learning new things and creating a better version of myself in order to repay my parents for all they have sacrificed to give my siblings and me a better future."

2021 & 2022 Recipient: Cuesta College

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Alberto

Alberto

"I am proud of breaking the cycle and being the change in my family as the first generation to go to college."

2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 Recipient: CSU Fresno

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Yasmin

Yasmin

"I want to see my parent's big smiles at my college graduation."
2022 Recipient: California Lutheran University

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Adanely

Adanely

"Being able to have my own career and be able to provide for myself and my family is one of the things I’d love to be able to accomplish."
2022 Recipient: UC Davis, San Francisco State, or Sonoma State

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Alexis

Alexis

"Being a counselor in correctional facilities would allow me to reach individuals who are at risk."
2022 Recipient: California State University, Fullerton

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Daniel

Daniel

"My Uncle (Juan Nevarez) had a great influence on my life and I hope to make him and my family proud by being the first in my family to graduate from college."
2022 Recipient: Cuesta College

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Lupita

Lupita

"My parents left Mexico to give my siblings and me a better future. I want to make my parents proud by finishing school and obtaining my degree to pursue my dream of becoming a pediatrician, making me the first doctor in my family."
2022 Recipient: Hartnell College

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Carlos

Carlos

"It would make my parents proud if I go to college and hopefully be able to have an easier life than what they had."
2022 Recipient: UC Merced

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Christian

Christian

"Coming from a place where I had to start my educational journey as a first-generation student, I realized what I needed to do was make my parents’ sacrifice worth it."
2021 & 2022 Recipient: UC Davis.

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Edith

Edith

"I want to live in a world where crises are not overlooked but rather handled directly."
2022 Recipient

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Nancy

Nancy

"One of my greatest ambitions has always been to become a nurse in the United States Air Force and help people with their health."
2022 Recipient: Hartnell College, Sacramento State, or Cal State Los Angeles

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Cristal

Cristal

"I want to be able to inspire others and prove to my parents that their coming to this country was only for the better. I want to be able to make my parents happy and allow them to retire, so they’re able to enjoy the last years of their life."
2021 Recipient: Cuesta College

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Ana Carolina

Ana Carolina

"I realized that the experience of going to a university was amazing and such a privilege..."
2022 Recipient: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

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