This year’s scholarship deadline is rapidly approaching. As part of our spotlight on the deadline, and on the scholarship itself, we invited previous years’ scholarship winners to share the impact the scholarship had on them.
Danelia Gomez, 2010 HAHMP Scholarship Winner
“I am in my last semester of college. In may I will be graduating as a Communication major with a Creative Writing minor. I am currently working with Houston on the Move, and I am also the Editor for my university’s literary magazine: Laurels. “The HAHMP Scholarship has made a great difference in both my academic and my personal life. I moved from Mexico to Houston to attend the University of Saint Thomas, leaving behind my family. Because I am not a U.S. citizen but hold an F-1 Visa, it has been extremely hard for me to find any kind of financial support; my first year of college my parents had to bear the weight of paying for the entirety of tuition and housing without any external help. Then, I was awarded with the HAHMP Scholarship and both my parents and I felt as if finally someone understood our situation and was willing to help us.
“The HAHMP Scholarship has also opened my eyes to a whole new understanding of the media world. With the different workshops that I was able to be part of as a recipient of the scholarship, I discovered the way real world media professionals work and reaffirmed my dream to become one.”