Our Stories: Amy, Scholar (2013)

AmyThe daughter of Chinese immigrants, Amy played in her high school orchestra while working 25 hours a week to help support her family of six after her mother passed away while she was in high school. Even under these circumstances, Amy maintained a 4.0 GPA and volunteered at the Red Cross. Amy holds the distinction of being Esperanza’s 2013 Annie Scott Memorial Scholar. She plans to major in psychology at the College of William and Mary, and hopes to become a veterinarian.

Update: Amy graduated from the college of William and Mary with a B.S. in Biology and is now working as a veterinary assistant.

It’s been an amazing journey with all the ups and downs, but it was made possible by Esperanza. Esperanza relieved some of the financial burden off my chest, which is something I am so thankful for, being from a low socioeconomic background. You guys also taught me many important lessons about how to enter the professional world and how to be persistent with my goals, things my family could not teach me. I love the people I’ve met.