While many students dream of obtaining a college degree, life sometimes gets in the way – particularly for those dealing with personal responsibilities at home or in their communities. The Espanola TechHub Scholars program recognizes students who have overcome significant obstacles to pursue their educations. In turn, these scholars serve as positive role models and change the trajectories for their families, friends and their communities.
The Espanola TechHub Scholars Program places greater emphasis on a student’s determination to succeed than just academic record and test scores. Our GPA requirement is Grit, Potential and Ambition. We reward low-income, highly motivated students who indicate and demonstrate the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles. Our scholars have demonstrated grit, potential and ambition in their quest for a college education:
We know how tough it can be to succeed in college, so we provide our scholars with the support and assistance they need to make it through. We want more students to have the opportunity to earn a college degree. We have a very realistic view, through hands-on experience, of what it takes to complete college, and we’ve designed our program to meet those needs.
Well beyond the financial support, we also provide ongoing support and assistance to address all of the emotional, lifestyle, and financial challenges that may prevent our scholars from completing college. These pressures range from dealing with stress, selection of college majors, and academic support in challenging courses.