We’re so proud of our graduating college seniors! While the pandemic changed many things in the lives of our Pivotal scholars, not even Covid-19 could stop Naeim, Farhad, Latif, and Diana from achieving their goals. Below we offer some Q&A with these four stellar scholars.
How does it feel to earn your bachelor’s degree?
Latif: As a first-generation college student, earning a bachelor’s degree feels like a tremendous accomplishment for myself and my family....Read more
By Janelle Blakely, Director of Development
Incredible is how I describe Pivotal scholar, Monserrat. Inspired is how I felt after I sat down and talked with her.
Monserrat is very educational-oriented, a lover of learning and school. A first-generation college student, she will make her dreams a reality when she attends UC Santa Barbara this fall!
Her love of learning was passed down from her mom who always placed great value on education. Although Monserrat’s mom encouraged her kids to...Read more
by Storm McNerney
During the last semester of my undergraduate studies at San Jose State University, it seemed as if I was the only person without an internship. I knew the importance of finding one. After all, many of my peers had already interned at places such as LinkedIn, Google, and Apple. But those internships always felt out of my reach.Read more
We love sharing stories of our college scholarship recipients like Noor Almusahwi, a former foster youth, and current Pivotal scholar. Noor is well on his way to realizing his career goals. He sets the bar high for all college students, not just those from foster care.