The impact we're making goes beyond the financial aid contributions highlighted above. The following are testimonials from recent scholarship recipients.
"By awarding me the Barrientos Scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden allowing me to focus on the most important aspect of school: learning. Receiving this scholarship is not only great encouragement, but it also inspires me to help others and continue giving back to the community."
"Receiving the Barrientos Scholarship means the world to me. It has given me the opportunity to follow my dreams and pursue a career I'm passionate about. Speaking from the bottom of my heart, I can say that this is one of the best things that has ever happened to me and is something I will appreciate for a long time."
"Receiving this scholarship has been very important to me, because, as a young female Latina, it gives me the opportunity to pursue a higher education - an opportunity many do not have."
"This scholarship means a lot to me. Not only is it going to help me with my education, it will also help me teach others the importance of taking pride in and celebrating Latino heritage. Being Latina brings great pride to me; I am incredibly blessed to have received this scholarship."
"As the first of my family to attend post-secondary education, this scholarship offers the opportunity to accomplish my dreams of going to college and succeeding in life."
"Throughout my senior year, much of my time was dedicated to applying for colleges and scholarships. Even though my applications were declined several times, I never gave up and continued to work hard in order to accomplish my goal. This scholarship is proof that perseverance and hard work pay off!"
"This scholarship shows that people believe in my abilities and potential."
"Because of this scholarship, I can focus on pursuing my dreams instead of how I'm going to pay for college. Thank you!"