“One at a Time” Scholarship Program Aims to Help Students Through Mentoring

By: Crescencia CeCe Faz

Cronkite Unique to AZLatinos.com

Changing the financial futures of pupils to finish the move of poverty in households, as well as more significantly supply hope, is simplified via the student financial assistance program “Individually.”

Started by Terry Wilson, authorized by the Board of Supervisors of the Phoenix az Council in January 2001, as well as sponsored through St. Vincent de Paul in Arizona, the “One at a Time” program looks for to help trainees who are unable to go to university without the aid of the advisors, motivators and economic funding the program supplies.

Marcelino Quiñónez, a previous recipient of the scholarship, was proud to share that the help from “Individually” changed his life.

“I underwent the entire process similar to other pupil would, and also I did every little thing I required to in order to come to be successful,” Quiñónez claimed.

Trainees selected to be a component of the scholarship program are called for to complete the required applications, be interviewed, as well as if approved– they are provided a coach that is there to maintain in contact with them, to lead them on an effective path toward college graduation.

Terry Wilson is happy to see the students prosper and also complete dreams that they never ever as soon as believed to be possible.

“The highest energizer for endorphins is offering something to somebody else,” Wilson stated. “It feels so great to have these people do well and also let them see that there is hope,” he added.

Up until now, 114 pupils have actually been a major component of the success stories, with over 60% of the participants taking place to graduate from university, but both Terry and Marcelino recognize that this is an ongoing aid for pupils, and both anticipate the continuing growth and success of lots of others ahead.

“Everybody has a story as well as our lives are all various, however one point is certain, and that is that there is hope,” Wilson said.

“There are 4 components that make ‘One at a Time’ a remarkable program, and those are the counselors, the advisors, our process that functions and also the students that, although battle financially, have steel in their backs and also fire in their eyes,” he added.


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