2015 Diamondbacks – Helios Scholars Recognized
Author: Helios Education FoundationJuly 21, 2015
Vince Roig, Helios Education Foundation Founding Chairman and Paul Luna, President and CEO joined eight D-backs Helios Scholarship recipients Sunday, July 19 as they were recognized at Chase Field. Each scholarship recipient is an incredibly deserving, academically gifted student with great stories of leadership, strength, hope and perseverance. The selected students completed a college preparatory program, demonstrated academic strength and a compelling desire to attend college, with a priority given to students with limited financial resources. In addition to the scholarship funding, each student will have access to an Arizona College Scholarship Foundation mentor to support their education needs throughout their college career.
Launched in 2012, the unique partnership between the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, Helios Education Foundation and College Success Arizona (formerly Arizona College Scholarship Foundation) is a representation of each organizations commitment to education in Arizona. With $500,000 in charitable support from the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and a $500,000 match from the Helios Education Foundation, the scholarship will provide a total of 40 Arizona High School seniors with four-year college scholarships over five years.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients:
Farah Al Yasari, Gateway Early College High School
Zhamae Jordan, Mesa High School
Dwayne Martin-Gomez, ASU Preparatory Academy
Karina Murrieta, Copper Canyon High School
Melina Quezada, Desert Ridge High School
Berenis Reyes, Millennium High School
Vincent Truong, University High
Helios commends each student for their commitment to pursue a four-year degree at an Arizona public university. Congratulations to each scholar and their families and thanks to the Arizona Diamondbacks for their partnership.
Category: College and Career Readiness