Time Warner Scholarship Award

Nicole Lopez  
John Jay College, Majoring in Law & Society
“My vision is to create a legal team that would help innovative young Hispanic entrepreneurs who are starting small businesses in the urban communities. I plan to have open forums and small conferences within the urban communities. The goal is to teach them the importance of legal procedures in creating a legal business.”

Colgate Palmolive Scholarship Award

Estefany Gonzaga
Baruch College, Majoring in Graphic Communications
“Everytime I complete a major goal in my life, I cannot help myself but “Dare to Do More” and challenge myself to achieve other goals. My main goal in life is to see my children walk across the stage and receive their college degrees and graduate degrees.”

Bronx Lebanon Scholarship Award

Ramon Jimenez  
Lehman College, Majoring in Exercise Science
“My goal is to use sports and fitness to be able to provide children and adolescents who grew up similar to how I did in my community, with an opportunity to have mentors and coaches that will leave a lasting impact on their lives in whatever they decide to do”

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TD Bank Scholarship Award

Adams Abreu  
Lehman College, Majoring in Business Administration
“I believe through graduating with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, it will help me to develop a stronger character, charisma, leadership, and above all, the drive to succeed in my career path.”

Share Scholarship Award

Jessica Chauca  
LaGuardia Community College, Majoring in Bilingual Education
“My studies will help me to understand students from different backgrounds. Being aware that I need enough preparation to reach my biggest goal, I plan to complete my Master’s degree in Bilingual Education at Queens College.”

2015 NYCHCC Scholarship Award Recipients


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Nielsen Scholarship Award

Chabely Rodriguez  
Brooklyn College, Majoring in Chemistry
“In my research career, I envision publishing breakthroughs. And so, scientific articles would be titled by someone who has a last name of Rodriguez. By leading by example, I hope to start a cascade of Hispanic careers in research, particularly in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and the Biomedical Sciences.”

Ernesto Malave Scholarship Award sponsored by NY Yankees

Ashley Vasquez
Hostos Community College, Majoring in Early Childhood Education
“Today children from low income households are severely ill prepared for kindergarten from an early age because they don’t have access to high quality day care centers.  My goal is to provide this high quality education while still making it affordable for their families.

Berkeley College Scholarship Award

Jose Torres
Berkeley College, Majoring in Business Administration and Health Service Management
“I remember like it was yesterday the struggles I faced in grade school to understand the materials being taught to me all due to lead paint consumption as a toddler. I was learning but at a very low pace compared to my cohorts.  This is why I hunger for knowledge.  I noticed that there are not much Hispanic minority leaders in my community so I strive every day to break that restraint.”