|27 Sep 2020|
We caught up with Elizabeth on college life, tips she has for students and what being an HDF Scholar means to her. Here is what she had to say:
One piece of advice for college students is to build your support system. I found a community through the Avanzando Program at UMKC. Check out your college’s website for a list of groups and organizations; some might be specifically for Latinx students. Reach out to me on LinkedIn if you have any questions—college access is my passion!
Balancing motherhood and schoolwork is one of my biggest challenges throughout my college career. Calendars, reminders, and checklists are life savers.
My biggest reward was walking across the stage at my college graduation. The late nights of studying, stress, tests, and tears paid off!
It is important to complete the Census because it helps determine funding for years to come. If you are eligible, please vote on behalf of all of those who can’t. Remember: “They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.” -Mexican proverb
Cambio Para Cambio shows the power of our community. There is a ripple effect when we come together to support students and their college aspirations. We open a door of opportunity for HDF scholars and their friends and family, too.
Being an HDF Scholar means that we can move forward and bring our community along with us. HDF scholars become part of the HDF family. ¡Juntos podemos!