The mission of 100 Hispanic Women, Westchester Chapter is to lead Latinas towards excellence in leadership.

2018 Scholarship Award Winners – Dare to Dream


Laura Rodriguez

Laura Rodriguez
Lincoln High School, Yonkers

Laura Rodriguez served at Lincoln High School as President of the National Business Honors Society, Secretary of National Honors Society, and has participated in countless clubs and organizations.

She also has numerous awards and honors such as the recipient of the Greg Horace Award, The Learson Team Project Award, Honor Roll and Principles List.  Laura plans to attend Binghamton University to study accounting.  She plans on using her degree to help those who experience financial struggle particularly in the immigrant Latino community. Her goal is to help her community understand their finances, and help them obtain financial success.

 


Jasmine Baez

Jasmine Baez
White Plains High School

I am honored to receive the 100 Hispanic Women of Westchester Scholarship.  I will be attending Binghamton University in the fall, and I plan to pursue a career in the mental health field.  While in college, I hope to continue making my family and the Hispanic community proud. 

Through hard work and dedication I have been able to meet many of the goals that I have set for myself.  I hope that I am able to inspire young, Hispanic women by showing them that they are capable of doing anything they set their mind to. 

I am grateful for this scholarship.  Not only will the scholarship financially help me, but the support of the community will also guide me as I continue my journey to become a valuable member of society.

 


 

Vanessa Chica

Vanessa Chica
White Plains High School

My parents came to the U.S. seeking better opportunities. I have worked very hard in order to have a better life than my parents had, and to make them proud.  I was concerned about the financial burden of continuing my education, however, the 100 Hispanic Women Scholarship will relieve stress off my family.

As a Hispanic women,, I am honored to be given this scholarship.  I believe in the importance of giving back to my community and hope to continue giving back even after I graduate college. I hope to break down stereotypes and make a difference in our society.  I am extremely proud to represent the Hispanic community by going to college, achieving my dreams and helping others.

 


Vanesa Davila 

Vanessa Davila-Arboleda
White Plains High School

I feel extremely priviledged to be a recipient of this award and I plan to honor this accomplishment by working vigorously in order to become a pediatric doctor.

I plan to give back to my community, as well as others, and help children maintain healthy lifestyles by educating them on how to better themselves.  I will go on to represent Hispanic women in the STEM field and continue to reach my ultimate goal with the help of this scholarship.