2011 Scholars

On Monday, June 6, 2011, at YMCA-PG&E Teen Center  in Berkeley, we had the pleasure of presenting High Hopes Scholarship awards to the following outstanding Berkeley High School graduates.

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Photos of 2011 Scholarship Ceremony

Xochitl Bennett

2011 Ask.com High Hopes Scholarship recipient
University of California, Los Angeles

Of the many people around me, there is one person who has made the biggest impact in helping me …

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Itzel Duran

2011 Berkeley Community Fund High Hopes Scholarship recipient
University of California, Berkeley

Figuring out where I’m headed and thinking about the future has been the outcome of being able to …

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Jennifer Espino

2011 Marion Marshall High Hopes Scholarship recipient
Sacramento State University

I don’t know exactly how I’m going to reach my goals or where I will end up in the future, …

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Stephanie Espinosa

2011 Duignan Wilkins Family High Hopes Scholarship recipient
Sarah Lawrence College

My mother’s diagnosis completely changed the way I look at life. Growing up I was shy, even timid. I …

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Eric Jung

2011 BCF/BHS Class of 1951 High Hopes Scholarship recipient
University of California, Berkeley

As my participation in Aim High ended, I initiated my own middle school program, The Young Peoples …

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Raymok Ketema

2011 Goodin Family High Hopes Scholarship recipient
University of California, Santa Barbara

Buying a cup of basic coffee from Starbucks every day is something I could never afford, I considered …

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Muhammad Khan

2011 Shanks Family High Hopes Scholarship recipient
University of California, San Diego

While traveling to Pakistan this summer, I experienced shockingly similar experiences whilst unlocking personal meanings to who I …

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Christian Merino

2011 Grubman Financial High Hopes Scholarship recipient
University of California, Berkeley

I don’t want to face the same reality that my parents are currently facing. With limited skills, they have …

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Leticia Monroy

2011 High Hopes for the Future Scholarship recipient
University of California, Berkeley

Becoming a mom at age 16 is the hardest thing that I have ever done, but that experience …

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Maria Fernanda Manriquez

2011 Berkeley Community Fund High Hopes Scholarship recipient
University of California, Santa Cruz

In college, I hope to learn a lot more about whom I am and what I am …

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Evan Neff

2011 Peters Family High Hopes Scholarship recipient
University of California, Santa Cruz

Four months later, after seeing half-dozen doctors in search of a diagnosis, my condition has a name: Juvenile …

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Neha Pal

2011 High Hopes for the Future Scholarship recipient
University of California, Davis

The Malawians have so much passion for life that many would assume unattainable looking at their poverty rate …

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Ilse Rueda

2011 Berkeley Community Fund High Hopes Scholarship recipient
San Francisco State University

I know that I can create a better future for myself, one that will help me avoid working …

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Jasmin Sanchez

2011 Katie Harrick/BHSDG High Hopes Scholarship recipient
University of California, Santa Cruz

Ever since I can remember, my parents have worked hard to make ends meet. My mom does not …

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Tonisha Williams

2011 Richard K. Lashof High Hopes Scholarship recipient
San Francisco State University

The next year I started Berkley High and began to be involved in a number of activities. After

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Hanson Yu

2011 Rosenberger Family High Hopes Scholarship recipient
University of California, San Diego

Due to my fascination with technology I have decided to take place in the robotics competition in Pioneers …

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