"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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.
"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
"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