The Ohlone Promise - A Two Year Full Ride Scholarship Program for Graduating High School Seniors - Article, Office of College Advancement
Ohlone Promise Scholarship Recipient Josue Alvarado
Tuesday, March 1, 2016—Reprinted from Tri-City Voice.
Submitted by Ohlone College Foundation.
Josue Alvarado, an Ohlone Promise Scholarship recipient, is currently in his last semester at Ohlone College. Josue is already looking forward to transferring to UC Davis or UCLA, a step he wouldn’t have dreamed of two years ago.
While attending Bridgepoint high school one of Josue’s teachers asked him about his post high school plans. Josue wasn’t planning on going to college. He didn’t think it was possible. The financial burden for his family was simply too great. Fortunately, his teacher knew about the Ohlone Promise Scholarship, a two-year, full ride scholarship to Ohlone College that pays for all required tuition, fees and books at Ohlone. Josue applied and received an Ohlone Promise Scholarship. It provided the financial resources necessary to allow him to further his education.
At Ohlone, Josue has honed his time management and study skills and explored his interest in psychology. The result–Josue was recently accepted to the UC Davis and is waiting to hear from the UCLA, all thanks to his hard work and financial support from the Ohlone Promise.
“Before I learned about the Ohlone Promise I didn’t really have any college plans,” Josue said. “I thought perhaps I would work and save some money and then consider the possibility of attending. This scholarship is the whole reason I’m here and will be continuing on with my studies, hopefully at UCLA.”
Thanks to its generous donors, the Ohlone College Foundation is offering 30 Ohlone Promise scholarships to high school seniors throughout the Tri-Cities in 2016. To qualify, a student must be a senior graduating from a public high school in Fremont, Newark, or Union City and plan to attend Ohlone College full time.
To apply for a scholarship please visit www.ohlonefoundation.org. Applications are being accepted for 2016 scholarships from March 1 through April 15.
For information on how you can support The Ohlone Promise, call 510-659-6020.