You did it!
Thanks to your generous support, we met our end-of-year match challenge from the Esperanza Board of Advisors–an astounding $24,000 in new scholarship money!
Rubina, an immigrant from Nepal, is completing her freshman year at Virginia Tech where she is studying engineering and has a 3.75 GPA. She has already taken advantage of myriad opportunities at college, and she is an active member of the VEX robotics team and a voting member of the Student Engineers’ Council. She volunteers at various engineering events, including the FIRST Lego League Competition, the VEX Robotics Regional Competition, and the October Sky Festival, a rocket launching competition. She was selected to attend GE Aviation’s Female Diversity Recruitment Leadership Summit where she interviewed and was selected for their Early Identification Internship; this internship will last throughout her four years of college, including during the summers, and should open doors into full time employment after she graduates. Thanks to your support, Esperanza is supporting Rubina with a $10,000 scholarship.
Learn more about other scholars like Rubina that you support through Esperanza by clicking here.
Volunteering with Esperanza
Was your New Year’s resolution to become more involved in your community? Have you been looking for an opportunity to use your skills to benefit others and meet like-minded, passionate people committed to a worthy cause? Esperanza is looking for volunteers for our various committees – development, mentorship, and scholarship. You can help plan networking and fundraising events, work directly with our scholars, read new scholarship applications, help us on social media, and more. We are actively looking for volunteers for our annual Career Day on March 14th and for our annual benefit concert on April 24th.
We wouldn’t exist without an amazing group of volunteers – click here for more information!
The Scholarship Application is Live
Our 2015 scholarship application is now available, and hundreds of local high school seniors have already started working on it. We anticipate at least 400 completed applications, and will need readers to help us narrow the pool. Click here for more information about volunteering to read and score applications. And if you know immigrant students graduating from high school in DC, MD, or VA who plans to attend a public college or university, you can send them this link to our application.
Save the Date – Esperanza’s Annual Benefit Concert!
Mark your calendar for our annual benefit concert on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Mexican Cultural Institute. We are thrilled that for the first time ever our featured performer will be an Esperanza scholar! Keep your eyes out for more information, including when tickets go on sale.
Thanks for all you do for Esperanza! We couldn’t do it without you.
- Team Esperanza