Winner of AFWA San Diego’s $500 Undergraduate Scholarship – Carolyn Doty
Carolyn currently attends the University of San Diego and will be graduating May 2020.
The road to college is not always a straight path. Carolyn Doty dropped out of college at 19 due to grief. With time came healing, a family and the realization that her dreams of going to college and getting a degree could still be a reality. She is 10 years older than her classmates and her son Bronson has inspired her to be the best version of herself.
In addition to her family commitments, Carolyn has maintained an almost 4.0 GPA and continues to be active with her volunteer work. This award will recognize all the hard work and sacrifices Carolyn and her family has willingly taken on to ensure Carolynn completes her degree.
Congratulations Carolyn and good luck with your studies!
Winner of AFWA San Diego’s $500 Undergraduate Scholarship – Morgen Dishmon
Morgen currently attends Grossmont City College and will be transferring to either SDS or CSU San Marcos.
Growing up in the foster care system has not provided Morgen a direct path to higher education. She didn’t think she could make it through college because she struggled so much in high school as she missed chunks of her education due to moving from foster home to foster home. She finally gained the confidence to pursue her education with the help of foster youth programs that supported and encouraged her to create a better life for herself.
Now she can confidently state that she is a business major hoping to pursue a career as a financial analyst. In addition to her academic pursuits, Morgen makes time to get involved in her community. She currently serves as the Secretary of the Guardian Scholars Club on campus and serves as a mentor and role model for foster youth.
Congratulations Morgen and good luck with your studies!
Winner of AFWA San Diego’s $750 Masters Scholarship – Angelica Ignacio
Angelica currently attends the University of San Diego and is working towards completing both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Accounting. She will finish her undergraduate degree in May 2019 and her master’s degree by August 2019.
Angelica aspires to be a Chief Financial Officer who maintains ethical practices in business and ensures the interests of the general public through transparency and integrity.
On top of her academic work load, Angelica maintains a high GPA, consistently earning the Deans List and First Honors awards. She is also active in the campus by serving as a mentor to first-year students, accounting tutor and is an active member of the USD Accounting Society.
Congratulations Angelica and good luck with your studies!
Winner of AFWA San Diego’s $750 Masters Scholarship – Jessica Demirdjian
Jessica currently attends the University of San Diego and is working towards a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Tax with an expected graduation date of August 2020.
A daughter of immigrants, Jessica is the first in her family to graduate from college. Not only did she earn her undergraduate degree but Jessica is on her way to completing her graduate studies.
Jessica exemplifies the American Dream, that this country will reward you through hard work. Jessica has concrete goals for her life and she knows that getting the right education is the way to achieve these goals. She doesn’t shy from the required work. She has taken on loans, two jobs, continues her community involvement and still maintains to 3.0 GPA.
Congratulations Jessica and good luck with your studies!