We are very proud of five diligent students who received a college scholarship from LULAC this past Saturday. LULAC is the League of United Latin American Citizens and is the oldest Hispanic
Civil Rights Organization in America. Ms. Weller, the Vice President of the local Philadelphia LULAC Council 20009, hand-delivered presents to each students’ home.
“Receiving the LULAC Scholarship is a blessing, it acknowledges all of the hard work that not only I have put in, but also the other four recipients. It shows us that hard work will not go
unnoticed and will be rewarded,” said Jonathan Rivera, one of the five Esperanza Academy recipients.
Ms. Weller noted that the local LULAC council, “has been in existence since 2016 and is dedicated to civic engagement, voter awareness, and raising funds for youth scholarships. To
date LULAC Council 20009 has awarded 13 scholarships to Philadelphia students, 7 of which have been awarded to Esperanza Academy students.”
In response to what this scholarship means to her, Niyahle Delgado said, “I am honored to be receiving this scholarship. I am delighted to know that out of so many applicants, I was chosen
to be a recipient. I was very excited and proud to know that there was a scholarship that could help the Latino minority prosper, as we take the next step into higher education. I plan to utilize the allotted funds to pay for my college tuition and lessen the financial burden on myself and my family. This fall, I plan on staying on campus at Cabrini university and working at a retail store nearby.”
Life is full of unknowns and often taking that first leap is a big, scary step, but each of these students are taking the jump into the unknown to pursue the best for their future. Monique
Torres plans to pursue a nursing degree. “Receiving this scholarship has made me incredibly proud of myself. With the money I receive, I plan on buying my school supplies and books for
my freshman year of college. This fall, I will be attending my first year of college at Gwynedd Mercy University as a nursing major hoping to focus on my future, create new memories &
make new friends.”
Jonathan Rivera, Niyahle Delgado, Monique Torres, Wendoly Amparo, and Bryanna Burgos, we are so proud of you, and we wish you the best as you start a new chapter this fall. We will
always be here for you and cheering you on.