LatPro would like to congratulate all of the wonderful applicants who wrote compelling scholarship essays for the August round of submissions.
The six finalists, Shannon Cummings, Maria Alexandra Fine, Mayra Herrera, Diana Martinez, Edna Martinez, and Damaris Sanchez, were selected from hundreds of other applicants for their passion and drive for education. We were honored to have future business professionals, psychologists, doctors, educators, and non-profit organizers apply for the scholarship, hoping to change the world in some way. Though none of our applicants shared the same majors, all expressed a desire to help others and to give back after obtaining their own degrees.
Damaris Sanchez has been selected as the final recipient of the $2,000 scholarship award (August deadline). Her essay was moving and beautifully written, and we are proud to present her with the LatPro Scholarship award. Damaris is pursuing the noble degree of teaching our nation’s youth after overcoming her own personal battles through the education system. We hope to help her on her journey to “serve as an advisor in impoverished neighborhoods where minority youth are underrepresented.”