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JSM Scholarship

NHCSL Announces the John S. Martínez Scholarship Recipients 2014

California

Reyna Marrufo
California

“It is her dream to open her own non-profit that provides resources for low in-come students and communities such as financial literacy workshops to educate on the best way to save and manage money”

 

Colorado

Brianna J. Apodaca
Colorado

“On a weekly basis, Ms. Apodaca dedicates her limited time to the Sacred Heart Youth Group, a separate peer mentoring program, a health and education center, Link Crew and mor”

 

Hawaii

Isis Usborne
Hawai

“Her dream is to “use her skills and passions to improve the world by dismantling existing systems of oppression on an international scale.”

 

Illinois

Jazmine Velazquez
Illinois

“It is her dream to attend medical school and become an anesthesiologist. She is a strong leader with a kind heart dedicated to her community”

 

Indiana

Sandra I. Granda
Indiana

“Outside of academics, Ms. Granda has served her community by way of her passion for soccer. Sandra dedicated a large portion of her time as a volunteer coach to 8-13 year olds”

 

New Jersey

Alexandra Gonzalez
New Jersey

“Alexandra has always shown a profound connection to her Colombian heritage and a dedication to advancing and empowering Hispanic America.

 

New Mexico

Mariah B. Garcia
New Mexico

“Mariah has served the Albuquerque community as a volunteer at the Joy Junction Facility for homeless families and at the Road Runner Food Bank.”

 

Puerto Rico

Luis M. Cruz Santiago
Puerto Rico

“He has consistently contributed to Relevo Por la Vida, Teach Children, March of Dimes, and the Upward Bound Program through the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)”.

 

Rhode Island

Leishka M. Valdez Barbosa
Puerto Rico

“Ms. Valdez worked to serve her community through the Environmental Club at school. The club served both its students and the community at large, by creating an orchard of food during the time was involved.”

 

Texas

Michael A. Salinas
Texas

“In school, Michael excelled in the University Interscholastic League and also found time to give back to his community through the National Honor Society and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church”

 

USVI

Janalee Concepcion
USVI


“Janalee’s dedication both to schoolwork and giving back to the community has secured her a spot at the University of the Virgin Islands in the fall where she will pursue a degree in pre-nursing”.