Congratulations to all our 2013 Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship winners  left to right:

Titilope Bankole,  Oscar GonzalezJonathan JavierKatherine Figueroa,  Giovanni Chiossone,   Ariel MatosYazmin Hernandez Mora (not shown). 

We are very pleased to announce that our 2013 Scholarships were awarded on May 29.  It was exciting to participate in the Honors Day along with the Class of 2013, the recipients, their families, the faculty and administration and others who were also awarding scholarships.

Of the twenty-seven scholarships awarded that day, seven were presented by Hope High Dollars for Scholars.  Six deserving students received $1000 each towards higher education.  In addition, the Louis B.Mendelsohn Entrepreneur Award of $10,000, designated for a student intent on a business career was presented by Lou Mendelsohn '65, who came from his home in Florida with his son Lane for the event.

$1000 Scholarship winners were Titilope Bankole, Giovanni Chiossone, Katherine Figueroa , Oscar Gonzalez, Jonathan Javier and Yazmin Hernandez Mora (not shown).  


Ariel Matos was awarded the Louis B. Mendelsohn Entrepreneur Award

Lou Mendelsohn inspired the audience with words of encouragement.  He spoke movingly about his early life in a local housing project and his own career in business commenting, "I created something of value in the American economy that benefits others, making it possible for me to give back and help others realize their dreams."

Noting the importance of the "three p's -- patience, perseverance and persistence," he encouraged the students to "believe in yourself even when others don't, and to treat yourself with respect."   In presenting the Louis B. Mendelsohn Entrepreneur Award to Arial Matos, he cited the young man's multiple AP classes, basketball coaching, website development, and help with his father's business.

Hope High Dollars for Scholars is deeply grateful to Lou and his family's leadership in creating this special award.

Jane Rosenbloom Bermont '65, our chapter president, said "It's great to see our efforts and the generosity of all our wonderful donors realized, especially when we meet the hardworking young winners.   It was really an amazing day."

Hope High Dollars for Scholars thanks all of you who made these scholarships possible.