Get Ahead Scholarship Winner - Abel Vasquez


It was hard to pick a winner from all the hundreds of applications received. The scholarship committee had the work cut out for them, but they finally agreed on one - Abel Vasquez, a Senior at New Mexico State University.

Abel is originally from Carlsbad, New Mexico and academically he is intersted in research, specifically policies and services at a mezzo level. "During my time as a senior at New Mexico State I worked closely with Mesilla Valley Community of Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to working with the homeless population. Of the many essential services Mesilla Valley Community of Hope provides, I assisted in the service of Camp Hope, a self-governing transitional living community that provides temporary, transitional shelter for people in the form of tents, showers, and cooking facilities. The opportunities available to me through Mesilla Valley Community of Hope has not only exposed me to the reality of this concern in a micro level, but help me grow as an individual passionate about helping others. Upon graduating from New Mexico State, I aspire to dedicate myself in providing aide to individuals and families in need." Abel explains.

Congratulations Abel, you are the recipient of the 4th "Get Ahead Scholarship" presented by  

For everyone else, stay tuned and visit our site often as we will soon announce our next scholarships for next year.


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