In the second year of the Dream Transfer Scholarship Program, 6 new recipients were selected and 4 students will receive their second year of support toward completion of a bachelor’s degree. A special element of this particular scholarship is that the NCC Foundation provides a mentor to each Dream Transfer Scholarship recipient.
Orientation and training for recipients and their mentors was held at NCC on July 26th. Training was conducted by one of the Foundation’s Board Members, Dr. Susan Weinberger. Mentors for this program are comprised of NCCF Board members and community members who have a particular interest in spending time modeling behavior and sharing experiences with outstanding students.
Left to right (standing): mentors Tanya Garcia, Jon Gold, Chris Griffin, Lisa Cavanagh, Antonia Better-Wirz (not pictured: Elizabeth Lopez); (seated) mentees Mireu Jeong, Raul Camino, Nicolas Mancheno, Estephania Aguilar, Milgian Moreno-Villatoro (not pictured: Isadora Patrizi)
The Dream Transfer Scholarship supports childhood immigrants who have graduated from U.S. High Schools, and graduated from NCC with a 3.0 or higher GPA, but are not yet U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The selection is based on a combination of academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, community service, and financial need.
Thanks go to the Inisfad Foundation, The 460 Foundation, and an anonymous donor who recognized the special need to help undocumented students continue their education, and who made the Dream Transfer Scholarships available to these deserving students.