1. How did you hear about Stanislaus Community Foundation and its scholarship opportunities?
I heard of the Stanislaus Community Foundation through my counselor, Maritza Alvarez at Riverbank High School. She then went over the amazing scholarship opportunities SCF had to offer.
2. What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in college, so far?
The most important think I have learned in college so far would be to, take things at my own pace. Everyone is in such a rush to graduate and transfer that they put a bit too much strain on themselves. I also learned very good college success tips!
3. Any advice for someone starting college next year?
As a community college student, I think it is vital that a student familiarize themselves with the campus, academic programs and meet with a counselor to get an educational plan completed.
4. Aside from money, what do feel is your greatest need, and why?
I wish I had more time on my hands! However with good time-management skills it should not be a problem. Not getting enough sleep is also something many need to take into consideration, especially if a student goes to school and works. Sleep contributes to much higher academic performance… it takes practice, but a year into college, I feel like I’m doing well.
5. What do you like to do in your free time?
Being in college, it is necessary to be on a strict and disciplined schedule. However, if time allows I love to take my dogs with me on a hike in Knights Ferry, cook dinner for my family or go out with friends. It is rare I see my friends since we are all on different schedules, so at any chance we get we always get together.