College was a time when most of us struggled to scrape even just a few dollars together. We lived off Ramen noodles, borrowed rides and almost no sleep. But some of us were lucky enough to get help
My name is Eva, and I’m now a reporter with The Dallas Morning News. I’ve waded through the aftermath of a deadly hurricane, covered child-abuse trials, milked a goat and even got to meet Matthew McConaughey. It’s not an exaggeration to say that I wouldn’t have done any of this without the Hispanic Communicators-DFW. The network not only paid for a majority of my college with scholarships, but the journalism workshops and support from local professionals was critical to helping me succeed.
Now I have the opportunity to give back and am asking you to do the same. As chair of the Hispanic Communicator’s scholarship committee, I’m reaching out to former recipients and asking you to “pay it forward.” Our goal is to raise $2,000 for a scholarship to be given in honor of former recipients. A donation of at least $20 will go a long way toward helping us reach that goal.
The network has awarded 266 students scholarships totaling $320,000 since 1981 for a total of $320,000. Last year alone, we handed out $10,000 to six students. You remember what it was like as a struggling college student. Every little bit helped. Let’s make college a reality for future Latino journalists and communicators.