Once again we were fortunate to be able to offer scholarships to students in our community. We love this time of year, because we get to read some very inspirational essays that remind us why we devote so much time to working with students. This year we awarded 8 scholarships; 2 main scholarships and 4 mini scholarships went to students from Eleanor Roosevelt High School, 1 scholarship went to a student from Norco College as part of our Facebook Scholarship Contest, and a mini Facebook Scholarship went to another student who also attends Eleanor Roosevelt High School.
Eleanor Roosevelt Main Scholarship Winners
Our initial intention was to award one main scholarship to a student from Eleanor Roosevelt High School; however, after reading all the amazing entries, we decided to award 2 main scholarships and 4 mini scholarships. We had the opportunity to present the 2 main scholarships at the Eleanor Roosevelt Senior Awards Ceremony on May 15, 2014. The 2 main scholarships went to Lucia Sanchez,who aspires to be a forensic pathologist in order to bring peace to families, and Morgan Craig, who aspires to be a psychologist with an emphasis in gerontology in order to help the elderly find peace during their last years of life.
Eleanor Roosevelt Mini Scholarship Winners
The mini scholarships went to Andrea Calderon, Maria Bello Carrillo, Ching Li, and Asia Nguyen – these four young ladies also wrote very inspiring essays about their passion in life and how they will be giving back to their community. Andrea Calderon wrote about her passion for dance and her desire to become a dance teacher. Maria Bello Carrillo wrote about her desire to pursue a career in medicine and help children from underdeveloped countries. Ching Li expressed her desire to become a nurse and to help people who are in need of medical attention. Lastly, Asia Nguyen wrote about her goal to become a biomedical engineer and to make medical machines better and more accessible to everyone.
Facebook Contest Scholarship Winners
This year we decided to have our Facebook Scholarship Contest again. We were thrilled with all the wonderful entries. We were happy that our Facebook friends were there to help us pick a winner, because all the essays had the potential to be winners. Keely Schemmer was voted the winner. Keely wrote a terrific essay about how she is working towards becoming a middle school music teacher. We also decided to select a second participant to receive a Facebook Mini Scholarship. We selected Mena Mekhaeel, who also wrote about his passion for music and how he aspires to pass on his love of music to others.
Thank you again to all of you who participated. We loved reading all of your essays and we are sure that each one of you will have a very successful future in whatever field you choose to follow as long as you are passionate about what you choose to do.