Scholarships Awarded To 11 Students in First Year

25-Jul-2013

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO ELEVEN STUDENTS IN FIRST YEAR

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - Specifically targeting hardworking students living in public and Section 8 Housing, The Nelrod Education Fund Scholarship Committee is proud to announce this year’s national scholarship winners.

Over the past year, The Nelrod Education Fund (NEF) and its volunteers have worked diligently to establish a scholarship to help young people living in public and Section 8 housing pursue further education and career opportunities. 

Years of working in the public and assisted housing industry and working with these needy families have proven that there are smart and deserving students living in these programs. However, often they face extraordinary challenges at home – from a lack of resources to taking on additional responsibility at home. All of these distract from their academic efforts. 

“We see the need every day. Hard working students want to break the cycle of poverty by working long hours after school. They make a little money to help their families, but their school work suffers. They want to attend college or trade school, but this usually means going it debt,” says Alfredo Castaneda, Executive Director Carrizo Springs HA. 

The scholarship committee received applications from across the country – including Texas, Colorado, Ohio, and Virginia. All of this year’s applicants are exceptional students and responsible citizens as made evident by their commitment to academic success and community service. 

The Scholarship Committee is proud to announce the 2013 NEF Scholarship Awardees -

  1. Miss Natalie Rojo of The Housing Authority of the City of Harlingen, Texas
  2. Miss Sha’Quira Holemon of the Franklin Virginia Redevelopment & Housing Authority
  3. Miss Sierra Dade of the Garland Texas Housing Authority
  4. Mr. Jesus Lara     of the Housing Authority of the City of Del Rio, Texas
  5. Miss Ilse Aide Delgado of the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso, Texas 
  6. Miss Yajahira Cordova of Cameron County Texas Housing Authority
  7. Miss Janie Natal of Seguin Texas Housing Authority
  8. Miss Kayla Ingram of the Housing Authority of the City of Pueblo, Colorado
  9. Miss Cheyenne Romero of the Housing Authority of the City of Pueblo, Colorado
  10. Miss Alisa Proffer of the Housing Authority of the City of Pueblo, Colorado
  11. Miss Tashell Green of Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority in Toledo, Ohio

For more information on The Nelrod Education Fund and ways to help, please see our website: www.NelrodEducationFund.org