Meet Our Scholars.

Esperanza Scholars have traveled great distances, both literally and metaphorically. Each and every one has achieved “more with less,” overcoming challenges unique to the immigrant experience, and working tirelessly in order to achieve his or her dreams.

They have immigrated to the United States alone, worked full-time jobs while attending high school, took care of their younger siblings after school instead of joining clubs, and managed to learn English in just a few years.

Learn more about our scholars, including valedictorians, campus leaders,  accomplished musicians and athletes, GED holders, and more.

Esperanza Scholar Cohort 2021

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Alison

El Salvador

George Mason University

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Delmy

Honduras

Montgomery College

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Hejia

China

University of Maryland, College Park

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JinHong

China

University of Virginia

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Joselyn

[Country]

Hagerstown Community College

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Manuel

Nicaragua & Guatemala

University of Maryland

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Samiat

Nigeria

University of Buffalo

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Tayier 

China

Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Esperanza Scholar Cohort 2020

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Baierna

China

Northern Virginia Community College

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Diego

El Salvador

University of Maryland, College Park

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Hannah

Nigeria

Anne Arundel

Community College

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Kevin

China

University of Maryland, College Park

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Lilian

Mexico

William & Mary College

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Michelle

Ghana

University of Virginia

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Rosa

Honduras

Montgomery College

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Victoria

Mexico

Frederick Community College

Esperanza Scholar Cohort 2019

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Anubhav

Nepal

Virginia Commonwealth University

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Dieudonne

Democratic Republic of Congo

Arizona State University 

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Jerzel

Guatemala

Montgomery College

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Josephine

Nigeria

University of Maryland Baltimore County

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Kejsi

Albania

University of Virginia

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Muhammad

Pakistan

George Mason University

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Nallely

El Salvador

George Mason University

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Nhu

Vietnam

University of Maryland, College Park

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Oscar

Mexico

Montgomery College

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Rodrigo

Peru

George Mason University

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Safa

Afghanistan

George Mason University

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Valeria

Bolivia

Virginia Tech

Esperanza Scholar Cohort 2018

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Ban

Iraq

James Madison University

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Bao

Vietnam

University of Virginia

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Brisa

Peru

Virginia Tech

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Chelsea

Ghana

Temple University 

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Daniel

Mexico

George Mason University

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Estefani

El Salvador

Montgomery College

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Farideddin

Iran

Virginia Tech

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Getaante

Ethiopia

University of the District of Columbia

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Hyun Ah (Grace)

South Korea

Virginia Tech

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Ly

Vietnam

University of Maryland

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Mehari

Eritrea

Blue Ridge Community College

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Quetzali

Mexico

George Mason University

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