Scholarship Award Recipients

Jocksana Corona Scholarship award winner and family

"This time last year, I was a part time student at Rogue Community College working two jobs to pay for my school tuition. Since being awarded the AAUW scholarship, I have been able to leave my evening job and enroll at RCC full time. The scholarship has also allowed me time to volunteer and do a practicum.  

I began volunteering with Dunn House in August by and participating in the annual Medford KidSpree. As the only bilingual volunteer at this event, not only did I get to assist the Hispanic children from Dunn House but I also got to help other agencies who did not have bilingual advocates. In September, I had the privilege to volunteer at RCC’s HOLA Program (Helping Oregon Latinos Advance). As a Latina, I want to be involved in helping my community advance. I also began a practicum at Dunn House where I advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Each time a client shares their story with me, it is a step toward gaining their power and independence back. I love being part of this individual growth process and feel privileged to be able to be there for them by providing emotional support."
- Jocksana Corona, January 2017

sibylle zimmerman

"Receiving the scholarship award letter literally brought tears to my eyes. I am still touched as I not only feel acknowledged for all my hard work, but also in a special way welcomed to this country as an International student. This is truly lived appreciation of diversity and multicultural education.  Your financial support, generous donors, allows me to finish my degree in Early Childhood Education to get closer to my dream: to make a difference in the lives of children and through that also contribute to a better and more fair world.”
-Sibylle Zimmerman, November 2016


georgina Esqueda
“I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this honor of receiving a RCC Foundation scholarship and I am deeply appreciative of your support. I am humbled and thrilled to receive my first scholarship. As a first generation student, the opportunity to attend college is not taken for granted by me. I hope to impact people positively in my community and this will allow me to do so.”
-Georgina Esqueda, May 2016
Picture of Christopher Parrish (father of 5)

“….the scholarship that I received is going to go a long way in helping to reduce my student debt and really get me and my family off to a strong start after I finish school. Thank you, again.”
-Christopher Parrish (father of 5)

Angela Mendoza

"I would like to thank the RCC scholarship donors.  I am a single mother of two and because of your generous donations, I have been able to focus completely on school and get that much closer to my career goal and on my way to helping people."
-Angela Mendoza, October 2016



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