Three words that best describe me: Athletic, Funny, Energetic
What matters most to me is going to college so I can have a fulfilling career and be financially stable in order to provide for my family. My family and friends are also important to me because they support me. My vision for my future includes having a good paying job, providing for my family, and making time for playing many sports. Outside of school, I am involved in soccer and I have an internship at an architecture firm. I am committed to becoming financially stable and never in need of money for myself or for my family. I do not want to live paycheck to paycheck.
Three words that best describe me: Motivational, Inspiring, Genuine
What matters most to me is my family and my education. My family is the reason why I get up every morning, determined to fight everyday for what makes me happy. My education is what is going to help me make my dreams come true with every knowledge that I have to show. My vision for my future includes being happy with what I am doing with my life: making others happy, following my dreams, having a family, and doing things that I won’t regret. I am passionate about softball and play for the Santa Fe High softball team. I am also the Secretary of my high school’s AVID Council. I am proud to be a Simon Scholar, I get to be part of a group of people who I have a lot in common with and be able to know that there is someone who is always going to be there for me in the years to come.
Three words that best describe me: Strong, Curious, Ambitious
What matters most to me is my family. They have become my support system and my constant motivators. My family not only helps me discover my dreams but pushes me to reach them. My vision for my future includes a journey toward helping others through health care. I will strive to help individuals before it is too late. I am involved in the National Honor Society and will travel to Bali, Indonesia this summer with the Bali Art Project. I am thankful for the doors the Simon Scholars Program has opened for me, not only for my education but also for myself.
Three words that best describe me: Creative, Independent, Trustworthy
What matters most to me is life, every aspect of it. As time goes on, we grow and learn to perfect ourselves with our flaws still being a part of us. Flaws make us who we are; not only us, but everything in life. Gaining experience in every aspect of life is what is most important to me. To that end, I am involved with Skills USA, youth government, and the Renaissance Leadership Club at my school. My vision for my future includes being an artist, so I can be a role model through what I create. I see myself creating art that will influence the next generation. I want to be a part of their lives and shape a piece of their personality. Being a Simon Scholar means being part of something great, and the unity of everyone involved in the program is what makes it great.
Three words that best describe me: Hard-working, Supportive, Responsible
What matters most to me is my future, always trying my best, my family and friends, and my education. My vision for my future includes graduating from high school, earning enough scholarships to enable me to attend an ivy league university, getting my Engineering degree, and then going to law school. I am passionate about soccer and play for my high school team. I am also involved in my church community. Being a Simon Scholar means being a leader in and outside of school, always trying my best, and having a second family that always supports each other in reaching our goals.
Three words that best describe me: Athletic, Determined, Honest
What matters most to me is family, school, and basketball. Family is the reason why I am a good person and why I bring goodness to others. School comes before basketball because my education will get my further than basketball. Finally, basketball is important to me because it is something I love and keeps me inspired. In addition to playing varsity basketball for Santa Fe High, I am the president of my school’s AVID Council. My vision for my future includes majoring in construction/architecture in college, and also playing basketball. I love construction. I also want to be the one to draw the plans of buildings. I also really love cars and like to get my hands dirty under a great engine. Being a Simon Scholar means so much to me. This program gives me tools that I need so I can start to build my future.
Three words that best describe me: Ambitious, Humble, Persistent
My family matters most because they have always been there for me and always support me in whatever I do. I owe them a big debt. School is next because I know my education will take me to great places. Sports are also important because they bring joy to my life and relieve stress. I love sports and am involved in the Northern Soccer Club as well as Track. I also participate in teen court, the National Honor Society, and Inspire Santa Fe, which is a mentorship program for Santa Fe youth. My vision for my future includes having a career that I enjoy and being to able to provide for my family. However, I also want to be able to inspire the younger generation and support them in any way possible. Hopefully one day I will be in the field of law and involved in politics. I am thankful for my family. They have been my support system since childhood, and they continue to help and inspire me so that one day I can reach my dreams.
Three words that best describe me: Passionate, Critical, Driven
What matters most to me is being an outstanding leader and student in my community. I feel as if my religion and support system has aided my growth as a student and as a young women. My vision for my future includes attending a four year university in hopes of majoring in the medical field where I see myself giving back to my community. I am proud to be a Santa Fe Public Schools board member, as well as a member of National Honor Society, varsity sports, and the local hospital’s Healthcare Exploration Program. I am also proud to be a Simon Scholar. Being a Simon Scholar means being a conscientious student, who is willing to take risks and become a rising star.
Three words that best describe me: Dedicated, Caring, Optimistic
What matters most to me is my family because they’re my rock and biggest supporters, my education because it will help me become an example for my siblings, and spirituality, which always helps me remember where I come from. I am active in my church community as a volunteer, participate in my school’s Peers in Action program, and also play soccer for my school. My vision for my future includes having a successful career and being an example for the people around me. I am thankful for the Simon Scholars Program family. They truly are a blessing. They have taught me me that no dream is too big. I have more confidence and new friends with their help. I don’t think I would be able to accomplish the things I have without the help of this program.
Three words that best describe me: Outgoing, Determined, Funny
What matters most to me is finding the true purpose to my life. I plan to find this by going through the college experience. That way, I will get more insight into the world and I can become a great person. My vision for my future includes being successful and happy. I hope with my experience in college, I can achieve this vision. I will never give up on this! I am proud to be a Simon Scholar because I am around such great people with a lot of ambition and dedication to going to college. I am also proud to be a part of National Honor Society, DECA, and Breakthrough Santa Fe.
Three words that best describe me: Determined, Strong, Ambitious
What matters most to me is my dad. My dad has helped me by guiding me down a path so I can go to a college of my dreams and pursue my dream profession. My vision for my future includes becoming a neurosurgeon and being able to retire my dad because I owe him so much. At school, I am involved in Scrub Club, HOSA, and Gear Up. I also participate in Outdoor Club and Habitat for Humanity. I will travel to Bali, Indonesia this summer with the Bali Art Project. I am proud to be a part of the Simon Scholars family!
Three words that best describe me: Genuine, Passionate, Optimistic
What matters most to me is my family because they’ll always be there for me, they’ll support me unconditionally, and most of all they’ll always love me and have my back. To me, religion and family tie together, because they’re the basis of my success so far. Also, education is the key factor for all success in life; the more knowledge you have, the more opportunities you are offered. My vision for my future includes being a successful young woman with a social work career. I see my parents extremely proud of their daughter graduating college, the first one in the family to do so. I see myself giving back to the community that saw me grow up, and who saw me overcome my struggles. I see myself starting a charity for children who live in poverty, who are not offered great opportunities to succeed in life. I am thankful for being part of the Simon Scholars Program because now I know I will be something in life; I’ll be successful in the world. I am thankful because I’ve been rewarded with an amazing program that helps me be a better person. It offers me a better perspective on life and it encourages me to never give up. In addition to this amazing program, I am also a member of National Honor Society, AVID, and Mentes Abiertas.
Three words that best describe me: Motivated, Determined, Responsible
What matters most to me is my family, who will always support me, my education, which will help me achieve my career, bonds with my friends, and the support I have, which helps me get through struggles and achieve my goals. My vision for my future includes graduating from college and beginning a successful career, making sure my family is healthy and safe, and being a role model for my siblings. Being involved within the community has really helped me get experience from what I want to do in the future. I am thankful and enjoy being part of Simon Scholars. This program creates bonds and long-lasting friendships. It has really helped me open new doors into achieving my goals for the future. The support is very important. I truly appreciate it. I am blessed to be in this program!
Three words that best describe me: Passionate, Traditional, Educated What matters most to me is giving back to my community through service, my family, keeping native culture and traditions alive, and caring for those in need. I am a horse rider, herb picker, powwow drum group Instructor, cultural arts instructor, and community organizer. I am involved in my school’s Student Council and participate in community service projects. My vision for my future includes being successful, giving hope to my community, specifically to the younger generations, not losing my cultural values, staying connected to my family, close to my cultural roots, keeping positive and close to positive people, and making myself a better student. I am committed to serving my school community in the best way I can, keeping my cultural values and priorities with me, and working toward high school success to the best of my ability.
Three words that best describe me: Responsible, Determined, Positive-minded
What matters most to me is always putting my 100% effort into everything I do, never giving up, and being as successful as I can be. My vision for my future includes traveling out of state for college and entering the medical profession. I am passionate about sports, and am on my school’s soccer as well as track and field teams. I am also involved in Upward Bound. I am thankful for the Simon Scholars Program for making my dreams of attending college a reality.
Three words that best describe me: Hardworking, Independent, Kind
What matters most to me is knowledge. Knowledge is power, and being able to continually learn is important to me. I value my education and I believe that it is the most valuable thing a person can have. My vision for my future includes becoming a teacher who influences and impacts the future generations by providing knowledge and inspiration for life. Also to be a teacher that kids like myself look up to. I am involved in youth government and the Renaissance Leadership Club at my school. I am thankful for the opportunity to become a Simon Scholar. This program provides a great support system that is needed for my/our upcoming journeys. I am very glad that I have been given this chance to be part of this community.
Three words that best describe me: Compassionate, Committed, Ambitious
What matters most to me is family, education, religion, and self-respect. To me, family and religion go hand in hand. These are parts of life that define me. I find education important as it is the key to opportunity so one can succeed. Having self-respect allows me to remember who I am and the high standard I should hold for myself so that others can respect me. My vision for my future includes making my family proud of the person I become. I also wish to get a degree in something I am truly passionate about, as well as helping others without expecting anything in return. Visiting new places as well as meeting new people is also something I plan on doing. I am involved in Baile Folklorico, mariachi, Mentes Abiertas, and the National Honor Society. I am proud to be a Simon Scholar because it brings me the opportunity to become successful in the future. It shows me a side of leadership and helps me be informed in what I want for the future. I am also proud because it means I will always have someone to guide me.
Three words that best describe me: Hardworking, Passionate and Outgoing
What matters to me most is my family, because they have made me the person that I am today. They are my top priority and will forever be. My vision for my future includes happiness and a job that I love. I am currently involved in the Medical Pathways program in my high school and I find it very exciting. I am also apart of my school’s baseball team and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). I also have a job. After high school, I am planning to major in Biology and be a part of a good medical program at a four-year university. I am thankful for all the doors the Simon Scholars Program has opened for me. They are guiding me towards success.
What matters to me most is achieving my dreams and aspirations, such as helping my sister go to college so that she can become a successful surgeon. I am involved in many sports at my school, including football and wrestling, and I enjoy athletics because I believe that the body is like a clump of clay waiting for a sculptor. My vision for my future includes traveling to different parts of the world, earning a college degree, and creating as close to a utopian lifestyle for my family as possible. I am thankful for my family, friends, and programs like Simon Scholars which have helped me get closer to my life goals.
Three words that best describe me: Outgoing, Adventurous and Funny
What matters most to me is my family, including my dog Maya she is a chihuahua mix and her favorite toy to play with is Elmo. My education is also very important, because I know that it will help me succeed and accomplish my dreams. I am involved in my school’s National Honor Society and Folklorico Dance group. I also participate in South Valley Peers in Action, where we address issues around sexuality and individual empowerment. My vision for my future includes helping others in my community by attending an out of state college and becoming a child psychiatrist. I would also like to someday travel to new places and have a family of my own. I am proud to be a Simon Scholar because it has given me the opportunity to showcase who I am, and what I am capable of doing.
Three words that best describe me: Driven, Passionate, and Audacious
What matters most to me is my friends and family, because they always motivate me to try my best and they have never stopped believing in me no matter what I choose to do. My education also matters very deeply to me, because a great education can lead me to achieving my goals. I believe that with the knowledge I gain I can accomplish great things. I am currently a representative of my school’s Student Council and also an active member of NACA Youth Peers. I love to play sports, and compete in cross country and track and field. I am also an intern at FACES for the Future, which is a program for people interested in pursuing medical careers. Music is another passion of mine, because I love to express my feelings through songwriting.
My vision for my future is to be genuinely happy with what I do in life. I hope to be financially stable and successful. I also want to stay involved in representing my Native and Hispanic culture because it’s a very significant part of my life. I would like to make a difference not only in my community, but also in the world. I am proud to be a Simon Scholar because it means something more than just receiving a scholarship for college. It means being a part of a community and having a second family to support me every step of the way especially through every obstacle or struggle I battle.
Extra curricular: National Honors Society, AVID, Soccer
What matters most to me is to be surrounded by those who support me with everything I do, especially my family. My vision for my future includes having at least a bachelor’s degree in a major I am interested in, and being prepared to attend to those in my community through my medical career. I am currently involved in my school’s Medical Pathways Program, which has sparked my interest in the medical field. I am also a part of National Honors Society, AVID and soccer. I am proud to be a Simon Scholar because I know I am going to become that role model my siblings are looking up to. I am proud to represent this amazing foundation, my school, and my community.
Three words that describe me: Candid, Enterprising, Leader.
Your words: What matters most to me is my future and and whether or not I save the world.
Suggestion: What matters most to me is not only my own future, but also working to make the world a better place.
I am involved in the AVID council committee to help create a better program for future generations. I work with Youth Allies to train in leadership and to become involved in my community. I also participate in Teen Court, which has allowed me to shadow judges, lawyers, and law officials at. As a member of the Inspire Santa Fe Mentorship Program, I am completing a personal project based on improving school policies. My vision for my future is being able to graduate with at least two degrees and a minor in the span of four years, while garnering expertise in electrical engineering and computer software. I am proud to be a Simon Scholar because I believe I have potential and passion that this program can strengthen.
Words to describe me: Philosophical, Honest, Witty
I have spent my entire life preparing for the college experience and I am determined to achieve my goals. My future is what matters most to me. The idea of going to college is not only for myself, but for everyone who believed in me and supported me. Some of my strongest supporters include my dad, my older sisters, my friends, and my teachers. My determination applies not only to preparing college, but also to participating in National Honor Society, my school’s marching band, AVID, and Culture Club. I love working in these groups and clubs which help me develop good character and improve who I am for the better. I prepare myself because I want to get into Veterinary School after I get my bachelors degree in pre-veterinary science. Animals have always been a big part of my life and I yearn to help them and others. I am thankful for the Simon Scholars Program because it is giving me the resources and support to put my skills into use and advance myself into college.
Three words that best describe me are: intelligent, compassionate, and determined.
What matters most to me are the people in my life, my education, and the natural world. My mother, father, and sister (and I dare include my best friend who I have known for over five years) are what I live for. I love spending time with them, seeing them healthy and happy and learning about the world with them. My education, not just formal, but also what I gain from reading and listening to lectures, audiobooks, and simply speaking to different people is also very important to me. Life would be so dull if one was stuck with the knowledge they had when they came into the world. Lastly, the natural world– being outside– always makes me happy and calms me down, makes me feel a sense of wholeness and well being. My vision for my future includes having a smile on my face and putting one on other people’s. I think that there is but one guaranteed reason for being on this planet and that is to enjoy your time here. For this reason, I plan to graduate high school and gain a degree in something that will make me happy, something that will let me feel good, and will help me help others feel the same way. Being a Simon Scholar means having a way to accomplish my goals. It means not being alone. It means having a support system that I know I can turn to when I am overwhelmed or confused. I am confident in my future because the Simon Scholar Family has confidence in me. And that is amazing.
My extracurricular involvement during high school includes: Planned Parenthood Peer Educator, Swim Team, Inspire Santa Fe Creative Writing Mentorship, National Honor Society, Santa Fe High Speech and Debate Club (Co-founder), Bilingual Club (Treasurer), Healthcare Exploration Program, Model United Nations Club, and selling jewelry with my mother at the Taos Gorge Bridge.
Three words that best describe me: Ambitious, driven, and resilient.
What matters most to me is family, friends, and my education. I want to pursue a career in sports medicine, where I hope to help others. Being an athlete myself, I can relate to the frustrations of being unable to play due to an injury. I am a member of my school’s softball team, and I am also a member of AVID. I am also a Youth Intern at Explora Science Museum. In the future, I would like to attend a college close to home and participate in intramural sports, community service, and study abroad.
After I graduate from college, I want to work in a physical therapy facility, and maybe even become a physical therapist for a professional sports teams or possibly for the University of New Mexico Lobos. I am proud to be a Simon Scholar because I am able to represent my school by being the only scholar from Albuquerque High for the class of 2019. This program has helped me a lot with my public speaking skills, and it has improved my skills in class. This program is more than just receiving a scholarship, it’s becoming a family with other students who are also dedicated to being successful both inside and outside of the classroom. We all have one thing in common: we want to have a good future made possible by attending college.
Three words that best describe me: Creative, Kind, Funny
What matters most to me is my family, my education, and my future plans and happiness. My family has sacrificed a lot to give me the opportunity to further my education in hope for a better future. For that reason, I value my education so much. I am also involved in a Folklorico dance group, alongside teaching traditional Mexican waltzes for quinceañeras. I participate in my school’s National Honors Society, and my responsibilities include planning events for our student body.
My vision for my future includes working in a field that makes me happy, surrounded with people who love and care for me. I am proud to be a Simon Scholar because I am following my older sister’s footsteps whom I look up to, as she too was a Simon Scholar and first generation college student who recently received her bachelors from UNM. I also wish to pursue my bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution in order to give back to my community and make my parents proud.
Three words that best describe me are: Caring, Driven and Outgoing
The well-being of my family, the solidarity of my friends, and a future full of nothing but great achievements is what matters to me the most. As a first generation college student, working hard towards providing for my family will be a challenge, but I intend to do so because this has always been a priority for me. Eventually, I would like to return to my home town of Santa Fe and give back to the city that has seen me grow. I want to come back here and help students like me who need an opportunity to demonstrate their true potential, and work toward the betterment of a city that has so much to give. Obtaining a higher education so that I may do this and much more begins now, and through the help of amazing people like those in the Simon Scholar Program, my peers and teachers, a long journey toward a victorious future awaits.
Three words that best describe me: Outgoing, Ambitious, Leader
What matters most to me is my faith, family, community and my education. I am very involved in my church’s youth group, and I also volunteer at Casa de Salud Family Medical office. I participate in various clubs at my school like Student Council, where I serve as the Junior Class President and Chair of Dances and Special Events. I also play Softball for Rio Grande High School.
My vision for the future and in life is to be successful. I want to be able to enjoy life and the beauty around me while staying focused on what is important. To be a Simon Scholar means being a role model. To me it means being someone who people look up to and go to whenever they are in need. I am thankful and humbled to be given this opportunity which will help me achieve not only my academic goals but also my goals in life. This program, which has opened up many doors for me, has motivated me to give back to my family and my community who have shaped me into the person I am today.
Three words that describe me: Determined, Honest, and Courageous
What matters most to me is my family, especially my mom because she is the one that has been there for me and never given up on me. She pushes me to be a better person and to strive for the best. My education is important to me because it will help me accomplish my goals and dreams for the future. My vision for the future includes majoring in psychology and minoring in audio production. I would like to become a therapist and help other people mentally, so that they can live a better life. I also want to learn audio production to learn how to produce music.
I am currently involved in JROTC, which has won back to back state championships.JROTC is like my second family; we have been through so many hardships, but we still stay together no matter what. I am also a member of the National Honors Society, which has provided me with a really great opportunity to get involved in my community. In addition, I also participate in Student Government. I am very proud to be a Simon Scholar because I know that this program will help me get on the right path to pursue my dreams.
Three words that best describe me: Driven, Friendly, Committed
What matters most to me is to live happily, resiliently and with a love for life. I try to follow these words in everything I do, especially when it comes to my education. I am part of a group named S.L.O.T.H., which addresses problems in the community such as hunger, college readiness and time management. I am also a member of my school’s basketball team and I often volunteer in my church. Recently, I went to Arizona to assist with a program called Feed My Starving Children, which packed enough meals to feed 450 children for an entire year in the Philippines.
My vision for my future includes creating a comfortable lifestyle through my career in either Forensics Science or Engineering. Also, I would like to continue doing work that will improve my community. I am proud to be a Simon Scholar because not only do I receive the tools to prosper in my education, but also I have found a second family through this amazing program.
Three words that best describe me: Positive, Curious, and Different
My vision for the future is to spend half a lifetime building a strong wall and maintaining that wall stable. Education is power and it’s the path to my goal. What matters the most to me is family and the future. I want to finish my education to one day be able to look back to my parents and dedicate my success to them. I am taking CNM electrical engineer classes. I also talk to business owners and receive advice to assist me in the future. I am thankful for the life changing opportunity that the Simon Scholars Program has given me. I am thankful for being where I am today, for being loved and being supported.
Three words that best describe me: Determined, Outgoing, and Athletic
What matters most to me is my family because they have always supported me and without them I would not be where I am today. Pursuing my education is important to me as well because I know it will play a big part in my future. I am passionate about helping my community. I am involved in South Valley Peers in Action and through this organization we address issues around sexuality, sexual health, and individual empowerment. I am also an active participant of my school’s Drama club and Volleyball team.
My vision for my future includes being financially well off and having a career in the medical field. I am very proud to be a Simon Scholar because I have been given the opportunity to achieve my goals and dreams. With the Simon Scholars Program I will always have a second family and a support system throughout my college experience.
What matters most to me is making sure that my mother is proud of me. I would like to give back to her for everything she has sacrificed for me. I am extremely thankful for her because she has worked so hard to make me who I am. She is the reason I stand tall doing everything I do. Every day I get closer to achieving my goals, and in large part motivation is to see her happy and proud of my success. In school, I am involved in varsity baseball, DECA (Distributing Education Clubs of America), and National Honor Society. My vision for the future includes choosing a career path that will make me happy. Currently, I am interested in exploring the fields of dentistry, engineering, or business.
Three words that best describe me are: Outgoing, Uplifting, and Bright.
I am a student at the New Mexico School for the Arts, a charter school that assists passionate young artists in developing their full potential through a rigorous arts and academic education.in the theater department. The theater program includes three hours of theater five days a week and at least three hours of dance a week. What matters most to me is happiness. I want to be happy and I want others to experience true joy in their life. My vision for the future includes me working with youth making art that helps them express themselves and feel heard. I am committed to my passion for theater and my longing to make a change.
Three words that best describe me: Charismatic, Caring, and Empathetic
What matters to me most is my family, education, and my devotion to trying to make my community a better place to live both now and for future generations. My family has taught me to persevere through all my struggles and never give up no matter how hard life becomes. My education is important to me because I want to achieve a successful career and work to improve society. My community is very significant to me because it is where I live and it is where my friends and family live. I try to serve my community by being involved in several organizations that my school offers like the Youth Council, Planned Parenthood Peer Educators, Suicide Prevention/Natural Helpers and Sweet Nations Sisterhood/Jingle Dress Dancing. I also currently have an internship with Congressman Lujan helping serve the constituents of his district.
My vision for my future includes going to college and pursuing a career as a pediatric nurse or going into a career in law and policy. I also want to make sure my family is well-cared for.
Three words that best describe me: Dedicated, Hopeful, Rosy.
What matters most to me is my family and my education. In school I am involved in South Valley Peers in Action, National Honors Society, and Soccer. My vision for my future includes earning a college degree in psychology and the opportunity to travel all around the world to discover just how far I can go. I am thankful for the opportunity the Simon Charitable Foundation has given me and my family. I can not express the happiness I feel when I see how proud my family is of me for being part of this program. I am also thankful to everyone who has accompanied me through this journey, including my friends and the staff of the Simon Scholars Program.
Three words that best describe me are: Artistic, Ebullient, Bubbly
I hope that one day when I am well educated and finish college, I can go back to my home town of Pena Blanca and provide opportunities to my community that they never had. I like to explore events that take place in my community and I enjoy getting involved with the art world. I am currently a youth market artist at Spanish Market.
My vision for my future includes being a part of the art world, working with artists and collaborating with different minds. I would also like to get into the film industry and work with artists to promote their music videos. I am proud to be a Simon Scholar because of the wonderful and unique people in my Simon Scholars family. I know that a lot of us have overcome adversity, but we are all committed to working hard to overcome any obstacles that come our way in life. That is what makes me proud to be a Simon Scholar.