In 2014 we awarded twelve $1500 scholarships, including four to previous recipients. We are grateful to our many donors, particularly the Castillo Family Foundation, whose generosity enabled us to increase the number of scholarships. Click here for photos from our April, 2014 scholarship fundraiser.
First time Jim McEntee Legacy Scholarship recipients included:
Binh Nguyen, Yin Yin, Ryan Shook, Franchesca Santiago, Judy Lema, Francesca Filice, Huy Truong, Vanessa Aldaco, and Frances Martinez.
Previous Jim McEntee Legacy Scholarship recipients, receiving a scholarship for a second year, included:
Judy Lema is a second year Jim McEntee Legacy Scholarship recipient, attending San Jose State University. Judy plans to obtain a BS in Health Sciences focusing on Health Services Administration and wants to help others pursue their aspirations and improve their lives. Judy says, "I feel fortunate and blessed that I'm able to receive this scholarship."
Ruby Luna is a second year Jim McEntee Legacy Scholarship recipient, attending Santa Clara University. Ruby is studying business in order to support her own family and help them and others in low income communities learn how to improve financially. Ruby says, "I have a hope to fulfil my dreams of receiving a higher education. Many people didn't believe I could make it this far but thanks to this scholarship I am able to prove them wrong."
Quynh Minh is a second year Jim McEntee Legacy Scholarship recipient, attending the University of Minnesota. Quynh aspires to become an engineering physicist and an advocate for "social progress" in the community. Quynh says "I am very much honored to receiv the scholarship. I am encouraged to do better and bear the spirit of the scholarship."
Viviane Nguyen is a second year Jim McEntee Legacy Scholarship recipient, attending UC Berkeley. Viviane aspires to public office and public service and especially wants to be a role model and advocate for women and the Vietnamese community. Viviane says, "I am full of gratitude and humility for this opportunity that makes my goals tangible. To honor Mr McEntee's commitment to education and community service, I will continue my education in hopes of becoming a civil servant. My personal mission is to allieviate inequalities between people of different socioeconomic classes.