Several high school graduates received the Achievement Scholarship for Refugees and Immigrants of Wake County through the Triangle Community Foundation. Each student will receive $4,000 to $8,000 over four years to attend colleges and universities of their choice in North Carolina. Financial need is a consideration for this scholarship.
▪ Paw Law Eh, Ayesha Jaleel and Sheenaymu Kanyaw Badweh, all graduates of Broughton High School, plan to attend Wake Tech.
▪ Maria Fernanda Barragan Toriz, a graduate of Apex High School, plans to attend Wake Tech.
▪ Angelica Isabel Escobar, a graduate of Leesville High School, plans to attend Appalachian State University.
▪ Maria Yanelli Gamez Vargas, a graduate of Vernon Malone College and Career Academy, plans to attend Wake Tech.
▪ Fatima Hashem Mohamed, a graduate of Sanderson High School, plans to attend N.C. State University.
▪ Mauricio Alexis Reyes Ricardez, a graduate of Cary High School, plans to attend East Carolina University.
▪ Kathy Angelica Vilasenor-Cortes, a graduate of Athens High School, plans to attend Wake Tech.
Although English is not their first language, these students have earned over a 3.0 GPA while enrolled in college preparatory classes, along with balancing part-time jobs, volunteer hours and extracurricular activities in school and their communities.