The Central Coast of California
Our fundraising effort for 2021 was a huge success!
See the winners here!
Elizabeth, Adriana, Nancy, Veronica, Olga, and Christie appreciate your support in this effort. Donate today and help the graduating class of 2022!
Read our personal essays, interviews, and conversations here.
From The Students...
"As a first generation student who grew up in a family of six where money depends on the hands of my parents who pick and pack strawberries, I thank you. I thank you because it’s a struggle to reach academic success in a place where you have to pay to obtain education. I thank you because with your help I’m a step closer to reaching my everlasting dream of becoming a registered nurse. This dream has been a forever thing for as a kid I would pretend to be one with pencils as needles and tape as band aids but I think now it’s time for me to stop pretending to be a nurse and actually become one. Your contributions motivate me to keep persevering through my academic journey. I feel extremely honored and special to be receiving your help. I promise you I will not stop or give up until I reach my career goal. I hope you know that you are the reason why scholars are becoming successful members of the community as I will soon too, so thank you for that!"
Alondra Ortiz, Winner of the RS Scholarship and graduating class of 2021!