Cesar Chavez High School joined 24 other high schools across California in a scholarship competition for $2,000 — funds were from the De La Rosa & Company’s fourth annual Fabric of Society essay competition.
“We are very excited and honored to be included in the scholarship. This is a wonderful opportunity for Chavez students,” said Rebecca King, Guidance Chair Counselor at Cesar Chavez High School. “[The] Rising cost of a college education makes the scholarship extremely valuable.”
Cesar Chaves High School was the only high school participating from San Joaquin County. De La Rosa will award at least one $2,000 scholarship at each of the 25 participating high schools.
In order to participate, graduating seniors will have to write a 600-8000 word essay reflecting on the observation by Maya Angelou that, “Each of us, famous or infamous, is a role model for somebody, and if we aren’t, we should behave as though we are – cheerful, kind, loving, courteous. Because you can be sure someone is watching and taking deliberate and diligent notes.”
“These scholarships are an investment in the state’s future,” said Edward J. De La Rosa, President and founder of De La Rosa & Company. “These students will be tomorrow’s leaders, but these days everyone needs help to finish a higher education.”
“The Chavez Counseling Department is promoting this scholarship daily, and as a result many students are working on their essays. I am excited to read the student’s completed work,” said King.