The Scholarship Fund awards up to six high school seniors $20,000 towards their college education! This week, previous Scholarship Fund winner Alma Oñate will be guest blogging about her experience with the Foundation and how winning the Scholarship fund has affected her life so far! Lets see what she has to say:

“Experience with the Foundation”
“Winning the scholarship made such a positive impact, not only for my pocket, but also in my college experience overall.  It sounds like an exaggeration, but my life would be very different withouAlma Oñatet this scholarship. Although the process of applying and being interviewed can be daunting, there was never a moment during the process in which I felt intimidated.  Everyone I came in contact with during the process made me feel welcome and comfortable.  If I had to go through this process again, I would not hesitate one moment and I do not think anybody else should either. 

“Effect of the Scholarship”
The finances that this scholarship provided for me made college a possibility and it also allowed me to cover the costs of tuition, but most importantly it allowed me to concentrate fully on my academic work.  Furthermore, this scholarship allowed me to actually enjoy school.  Instead of having to take a full time job, I am able to participate in different activities and clubs that my school has to offer such as breast cancer research, Presidential Ambassadors, and the Honors program all of which have enriched my college experience.  

Alma Onate

“Why You Should Apply”
This is a wonderful opportunity not only to obtain funding for the most important investment that a person can make—education, but also an opportunity to obtain the best college experien
ce you can get by taking the mind away from the financial burdens and allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the college experience—which is as important as the academic part.  I urge anyone who qualifies to apply for this scholarship—it could make the difference between a mediocre job and your dreams come true.” ~ Alma 

April 30th is a little more than two weeks  away Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to continue your education at one of the great schools in the Tri-State area!

Click here to find the application!

Mike Rizio
Programs Intern