Somos Acero Scholarship and Annual Achievement Luncheon
Somos Acero Scholarship
The Somos Acero Scholarship was created to recognize the achievements of our students and to support their educational journeys when they graduate from high school. A unique feature of the scholarship is that it is awarded to elementary school graduates as well as the graduates of our three high schools. Our goal is to encourage all of our students to pursue the collegiate education of their choice and to remain rooted in our community of scholars.
From our beginnings, we sought to provide excellent educational opportunities for our community members and our Somos Scholarship winners embody our success in that endeavor. Acero 8th-grade and high school graduates go on to attend Acero high schools, prestigious secondary schools, and a diverse representation of colleges, trade schools, and universities across the nation. Wherever they go they represent the Acero vision.
In the midst of a global pandemic, we virtually granted 16 scholarships to deserving Acero students. Not only did these students stand out through their academic achievements but they also embodied the 2020 Acero values of Achievement, Community, Excellence, Resilience and Optimism.
In May, we will commemorate 16 new Somos Scholars, virtually, at our Annual Somos Acero Celebration. This year we asked our applicants to write their essay describing what the new Acero value of “Equity” means to them. Their applications must detail how they honor this value in their life and how they embody Equity in their daily actions at school, at home and out in the community.
Thank you to all of our sponsors, families and scholars for your support. It is your generosity and belief in our mission that enables us to provide students with scholarship funding.
Watch 2020 Somos Scholar recipient, Cristal Vargas, share her story, advice, and college plans all made possible by her hard work and the Somos Scholarship fund.
CEO, Richard L. Rodriguez, has said "Through these scholarships offered, we hope to pass on our love of learning and help open more doors of opportunity to our students. This is how WE build community."