This year’s scholarship deadline is rapidly approaching (March 29, 2013). 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.
Jennifer Barrera, 2011 HAHMP Scholarship Winner
“The more I think about the time I was awarded the scholarship the more I know It was more than an investment to my career but my life.
“Fall 2011 was the most challenging semester of all. I got married and was pregnant during that time. The fact I didn’t have the funds to go that semester after my financial aid never awarded me any money. The scholarship was the fund that gave the plus to know I had to keep believing and turning forward to the essential of I am and where I am visioning to head.
“Now I am not longer only a young lady with goals and projects, but now I am a women who knows the biggest impact and influence tools to change a generation begins with my wonderful baby girl. and my married life. I’m still enrolled at the University of Houston knowing that I am preparing myself with different vision, mission and strategies to use my God-given potential whenever the time and opportunity comes by.
I haven’t graduate yet but I’m planning to graduate by Fall 2013.
“Thank you for the opportunity and the faith to know the scholarship was more than funds but was the only door open to walk in improvement. “