Congratulations to all the applicants, semifinalists and winners of the SABEResPODER and Dr Pepper Scholarship Giveaway! We commend you for your dedication. We encourage all of you to continue pursuing your educational goals.
20 winners have been chosen! They were selected based on the content and quality of their application materials, as well as the number of votes received during the semifinalist round. Each awardee will receive a $2,500 payable tuition or educational grant.
Abner Jonathan Lozano-Chavez, is a UC Berkeley student who is currently 19 years of age. He was raised in the impecunious south-side of Stockton, California, where he grew up as a kid experiencing poverty on a daily basis. Abner has shared in previous college interviews “this was an extreme and rough life, but if it wasn’t for this; I wouldn’t be the person I am today. In the spring of 2016, he was accepted into UC Berkeley, where he now attends college with a double major in Political Science and Theater.
Hello, my name is Andrea Delgado, I am 20 years old. I attend Arizona State University, and I am majoring in community health, soon to apply into the nursing program. My mother is my motivation and a constant reminder of the struggles she has gone through to raise my siblings and I, to assure us a better future. I am blessed to have a strong support group that I can rely on, and that accepts me with open arms.
My name is Andrew Christian Anguiano and I am an eighteen years currently living in Bakersfield, CA. I am attending California State University of Bakersfield as a freshman in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in business. I am majoring in business in order to obtain a job as an accountant in an accounting firm. What motivates me the most to reach my goals is the struggles and hardships my grandfather had to endure in order to provide a better life for his children and grandchildren. My motivation derives from my grandpa because I want to be able to show him that all his hard work has paid off.
Asaiah Kristel Puente is a twenty year old junior at the University of Texas at San Antonio. During her time at UTSA, Asaiah has worked with the public sector, nonprofit sector and at a local public relations firm in order to obtain the tools she needs to one day run her own non-profit. Asaiah plans to start a non-profit much like the arts organization she participated back in high school called SAY Si.
My name is Ashley Ramirez, I am 20 years old. I attend Mount Saint Mary’s University, pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. My motivation is to one day become a great doctor that provides the community with amazing medical care.
My name is Azalea Gonzalez. Throughout my 22 years of life and the semesters I have attended Texas Woman's University I have witnessed the great influence educators have on their students' future. My music education degree will allow me to guide my students into creating bright futures for themselves. My students' success is my motivation.
My name is Christian Osio. I’m a 24-year-old English major attending the University of Texas at San Antonio. Growing up in a small town, I didn’t see many options for my future. It was through reading that my life was opened up to new places and ideas. Reading changed my course in life for the better, and I want to help others like me do the same.
My name is Elizabeth Santos, I am 20 years old, and I am a political science major at Mt. San Antonio College. My family and my community motivate me to pursue an education to become an immigration attorney. In my lifetime, I have come to realize that my community and family is what I have. They have raised me and shaped me to become the person I am today. I march in the streets with my brothers and sisters in solidarity, I volunteer to make food baskets because I know how it feels to receive them, and I educate myself in hopes that I can contribute to my community.
Hello, I am Emmanuel Quiroz Martinez, and I’m 22 years old. I am pursing my Bachelors in Communication at The University of Texas-San Antonio. My biggest motivations are First-Generation College students. It takes so much courage to be someone who paves the way for future students to attend college and become pioneers of the future!
I’m a Mexican "Wonder Women" and I want to change the world. I am a Federal Investigator for the Department of Labor, and I help workers know their rights. I want social justice for all Latinos. I’m helping Latinos unite and arming them with knowledge. I’m fueling the fire for change by being fearless and using knowledge to step up and change the world.
My name is Griselda Aguilar, I am 23 years old, my career goal is to become a primary care physician and work in an underserved community. I am currently in the process of applying to medical school. My greatest motivation is being able to make a systematic change to improve the quality of health care among our Latino communities and empower other students to pursue higher education.
Hello my name is Keyli Sandoval, I’m eighteen years old. I am currently attending the University of Houston-Main Campus. My major is Political Science and I’m also hoping to obtain a minor in National Security. What motivates me the most is my parents, seeing how hard they work to pay for my college expenses and making other sacrifices to allow me to be a full-time student. It’s heartwarming to see how selfless they are when it comes to helping me achieve my dreams. I hope one day through all my hard work I’m able to show them how grateful I am for all their sacrifices. My degree will be dedicated to them, because if it wasn’t for their support I wouldn’t be here.
My name is Kimberly Xiomara Medina, I am 22 years’ young, currently studying Psychology and Religion as an undergraduate student at California State University, Northridge. My faith in God and the love of my family motivates me to be the best version of myself that I can be; they are the echoing voice within that chants, "The Best is Yet to Come".
I am Laura Fernandez a second year at San Francisco State University and I am 20 years old. I am currently studying Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts in hopes of becoming a news reporter. My motivation is the opportunity that I was given to come to the U.S. and being able to obtain a college education. I want to make the struggle worth it.
My name is Linda Azucena Vasquez, I am 23 years old and a Nursing BSN student at West Coast University. My greatest source of motivation comes from my parents who are hard working Guatemalan immigrants. My dream is to serve others as a nurse, especially those in my community. I want to impact lives with acts of kindness and excellence.
My name is Maria Medina, I am 21 years old and plan to attend CSUB. I plan to study law, in order to represent those who cannot represent themselves. However, I would say my ultimate motivation is to help others not face the same barriers I’ve faced following my dreams. I hope that by studying law, I can help people with distinct obstacles accomplish their dreams.
Mi nombre es Samuel González Nicomedez, nací en México. Como muchos DREAMERS, me tocó dejar la escuela y ayudarles a mis jefes. Soy el primer en ir a la Universidad en mi familia. I will soon be the first in my family with a Bachelors in Biology. I'm currently attending Citrus Community College, I'm 21. My people motivate me! I see myself in them. I see hope.
My Name is Saul Solano. I’m 19 years old and I currently attend Northwest Vista College. My major is Nursing, and I am in my second year. I'm hoping to transfer to The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
My name is Vianney Sosa, I am 22 years old, and currently attending the University of Texas at El Paso. I am studying under the college of Liberal Arts specified in Organizational Communication with a minor in Health Promotion.
My name is Yeymi Salud Aguilar. I’m 19 years old. I go to UC Davis. I plan on majoring in Mathematics and getting a minor in education. My motivation comes from hearing my peers talk about all the good they want to do. I want to be an educator that helps students build bridges to success.