May 17, 2012

2012 Live the Dream Scholarship Recipients

By UW Dream Project

The Dream Project is proud to announce 17 scholarships awarded to local high school students at the Live the Dream Scholarship Reception on the University of Washington campus. The funds for the $1,000 scholarship were raised entirely by UW students in our class. The winners were selected from a pool of nominees by a selection committee comprised of faculty advisors, deans, community supporters, and students. They were chosen based on their leadership, community service, financial need, overcoming adversity, commitment to the Dream Project, and intent to attend the UW in the fall.

The Live the Dream Scholarship Reception, hosted in the UW’s Hogness Auditorium on May 16th, was attended by upwards of 100 scholarship recipients, families, community supporters, and Dream Project mentors.

MAHAED MOHAMUD

Academy of Citizenship & Empowerment
In high school, Mahaed was very involved with Upward Bound, the Nation Honor Society and the ASL Club. He wants to pursue a career in computer science. This fall, he looks forward to being part of the Dream Project and helping students.

MUSTAFA BULLO

Arts and Academics Academy
Mustafa was the Varsity captain for soccer this past season. He was also involved in the Muslim Student Association and Community Support Collaboration, an after-school homework support group. He hopes to pursue a degree in business here at the UW.

CARDINAL SCRUGGS

Auburn High School
Cardinal attended Dream Project visits as a scholar from the first cohort at Auburn High School. Cardinal is most looking forward to meeting new people and learning new things during his time at UW, where he hopes to eventually pursue a career in law.

KARL GAPUZ

Chief Sealth International High School
Karl loves to express his creativity through his visual art pieces. In high school, he became interested in biology, his intended major at the University of Washington. He is excited to make new friends, explore the food on the Ave and join the Dream Project this fall.

ERICA KATE AGBAYANI

Cleveland High School
In high school, Erica was very involved in Global Visionaries club and has travelled to Guatemala twice. She hopes to have a career that will combine her love for travel with her passion for making the world a better place.

ESBEIDY DE LA ROSA

Federal Way High School
Esbiedy has been involved with the Eagle Mentors program where she mentored an incoming freshman through the first year of high school. Esbiedy was also a president of Latino Club at Federal Way. While at UW, Esbiedy wants to pursue a major in business.

KEVIN LE

Foster High School
Over the past four years, Kevin has been extremely involved in community service and loved having the opportunity to give back and to help others. He plans to study biomedical engineering during his time at UW.

ANNIE ARAYA

Global Connections High School
In high school, Annie was very involved in the DECA business club. Annie is at- tending UW in order to pursue a career in nursing through which she hopes to combine her love of the medical field with her desire to work with and help people.

MOLLICA SOK

Health and Human Services High School
Throughout high school, Mollica learned a lot about different cultures through her involvement in the Muslim Student Association. She is excited to continue her education, to live in the dorms, and to explore all of the opportunities that await her next year.

MERON FIKRU

Ida B. Wells School for Social Justice
For the past 3 year,s Meron has been involved in Young Executives of Color, which has sparked her interest in both business and marketing. In addition to business, Meron is also interested in international studies, and is excited about studying abroad.

STACEY DAO

Ingraham High School
Stacey has been very involved in both track and cross country. As a pre-med Running Start student, Stacey is extremely passionate about the medical field, and is excited to see meet people with big dreams like hers at UW.

TEJINDER KOONER

Kent-Meridian High School
During her time at Kent-Meridian, Tejinder was very involved in both fastpitch softball and volleyball as well as the Indian Club. Tejinder is excited to further her education at UW and to pursue a career as a financial analyst.

HUDSON DU

Renton High School
Throughout high school, Hudson was involved in academics, volunteering, leadership, and cross country. He is excited to continue his education and build a path to his future in the medical field.

JOSEPH DYTIOCO

Renton High School
During the last four years, Joseph was a member of the swim team, where in spite of injuries he was still able to race competitively. In college, he wants to make his family proud while pursuing a career in engineering.

MANINDER GREWAL

Renton High School
Maninder is planning on attending UW where she hopes to major in bioengineering and make significant improvements in the medical field. In college, she is looking forward to finding her passion, meeting amazing new people, and attaining success

LUIS CRUZ-BERNARDINO

Technology, Engineering & Communication High School
Luis enjoyed playing tennis throughout high school where he made most of his friends. During the next four years at UW, Luis hopes to pursue a degree in engineering.

MEI LOUIE

Youth Force University
For the last 3 years Mei has volunteered at Swedish and Veterans Hospitals where she pursued her passion of helping her community. In the future she plans on becoming a nurse practitioner and is looking forward to all the opportunities that await her here at UW.

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