Hector Najarro | 2014 Dream Award Recipient

Hector Najarro: In His Own Words

Dear Scholarship America donors,

I wanted to take the time to thank you deeply for the generous amount of financial aid that I am receiving as a scholar of Scholarship America. Finding out I had won a scholarship of this size was a feeling unlike anything else because I finally knew the financial obstacles standing in my way of doing well in school were about to get easier as a result of putting in so much hard into school and giving back to my community.


Currently I am in my second year of college at the Georgia Institute of Technology pursuing a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. In order to be able to be able to pay for school I would normally have to rush all of my classes into as few semesters as possible to reduce the cost of tuition for myself as much as possible. This would mean having to take difficult classes all at once making it harder for me to excel in school and leaving me with no time to volunteer with clubs I wanted to be a part of. Due to your help, I am now able to take a more manageable amount of classes and be more involved in clubs like Habitat for Humanity and Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

Aside from school, this scholarship has also helped me in progressing in my career by giving me more time to apply and interview for internships which I so far I have been successful in. I know I am very fortunate to have an organization that is supported by those who want nothing in return but to help others succeed. I can promise everyone at Scholarship America and donors that I will keep making the most out of my time as a college student and continue striving for success.

I would like to thank you again for not just me but the multiple other scholars who are being recognized and awarded for the hard work we have done in our years of studying and giving back. Once I become successful after achieving a college education, I am making the promise to donate and continue funding scholarship programs like Scholarship America that will help and support the hard-working students like myself achieve their dreams of making this world a better place.


Hector Najarro

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