Suncor Energy USA Scholarship
Daisy Salazar ($10,000)
Suncor Energy USA Scholarships provide financial support for students interested in a career in the sciences or technology. Though it was extremely difficult to choose just one recipient for Suncor’s $10,000 award, the Foundation Board finally chose Daisy Salazar. Daisy wants to become a doctor in order to serve her community and to give back to the people who have given her the opportunity and drive to accomplish her goals. In Daisy’s application she wrote, “My parents did not have the opportunity to go to college, but I am sure that they wish they did. They have worked very hard to get my siblings and me to live a better life; furthermore, I know the best way to pay them for everything they have done is to show them a certificate of college graduation with a degree.”
Rocky Mountain Recycling Scholarships
Rocky Mountain Recycling has been a longtime supporter of the Adams 14 Education Foundation. They have supported direct schol-arships to students as well as the AVID programs, which award future scholarships to ninth graders who complete a rigorous course of study. Both scholarships provide funding to students for four years.
Juan Moncada ($10,000)
This year Juan Moncada was chosen to receive a four-year scholarship worth $10,000. Juan is determined to complete his four-year degree and become a registered nurse. Juan helps to support his family, both by helping in the home and, more importantly, by paying part of the family’s monthly rent. According to Juan,“… nothing is impossible when you want to reach your goals. I don’t want to make sandwiches the rest of my life. Just saying. College is going to change my life, and I am pretty sure I will be able to make my dreams come true no matter what.” Juan is an inspiration to us all through his hard work, perseverance and dedication to reaching goals.
Rocky Mountain Recycling AVID Scholarships
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a proven national program for educational success. This scholarship is given to promising ninth graders, who earn college tuition support for each year of successful AVID participation. The three scholarships award-ed this year will go to Melanie Martinez, Estrella Garcia?Chavez and Lisette Zamora-Galarza.
Adams 14 Education Foundation Scholarships
This year the Adams 14 Education Foundation granted four scholar-ships to deserving students who demonstrated the ability to over-come obstacles in life while maintaining outstanding GPAs, active community service, and a commitment to better themselves through education. Here are this year’s recipients:
Alondra Muñoz ($2,500)
Alondra received a scholarship to support her for the first year of college. When she applied for the award, her grade point average was 4.3. Alondra is driven to make life better for people, so it’s not surprising that her goal is to become a pediatrician; in that role she can continue to help people, “especially little kids.”
Karen Ventura-Gasca ($5,000)
Karen maintained a 4.019 GPA and was active in the Adams City High School Chamber Orchestra and Fine Arts Society. Somehow she still found time to swing a club on the golf team. Karen plans to pursue a career in the field of environmental science. In her application she wrote, “I want to help research and design a project that will help our environment while lowering pollution in our atmosphere.”
Priscilla Marlene Arreola ($5,000)
Priscilla maintained a 4.115 GPA and was active in two special clubs at Adams City High School: No Place for Hate and Link Leaders. Both organizations promote a positive atmosphere at the school and help keep students engaged. Priscilla chose to attend Metropolitan State University. “Reality shows me that not everybody has their loved ones at their side. This is why I have been motivated to become a social worker for child welfare and adoption,” she said.
Viridiana Valdez ($20,000)
Viridiana is well on her way to becoming a lawyer. How, you ask? According to Viridiana, “when I told my family I decided to study law, they thought it was perfect for me because I love to argue.” In high school she was active in the National Honor Society as well as in her local church, supporting the community. She maintained a 4.29 GPA. We wouldn’t be surprised to see her as our attorney general one day.