WAY TO GO, NORTH KIDS!!!
Claribel Calderon, David Bonilla, Marcus Fuentes, and AVID student, Iris Yanez Arambula were all awarded with the Students Inspiring Students scholarship at GCU Tuesday March 28th!
To meet the criteria for the SIS scholarship, the students need at least a 3.5 GPA, had to write an essay about their financial situation, and receive 100 hours of tutoring at GCU's Learning Lounge, an afterschool program with college mentors helping local high school students.
The full ride scholarship requires that they “Pay it forward,” and work in the Learning Lounge during their collegiate career.
Over 40 students received the news in an unusual way. They and their parents were invited to a meeting about financial aid at GCU, and the scholarship announcements came as a surprise.
They were surprised when they got there that they would not pay a penny for their college education!
Here’s the story in English
Here’s the story in Spanish (Iris is interviewed in this one!!!!!!!!!!)