We’d like to introduce you to another one of our incredible scholars! Alicia is in her second year at San Diego City College studying biology. In addition to being a star student she is a star athlete and a member of the San Diego City College Lady Knights basketball team.
The Words Alive Westreich Scholarship Program awards scholarships to participants in the Words Alive Adolescent Book Group to support them in their pursuit of higher education at the college or vocational level. Unlike other scholarship programs, which typically fund only tuition, books and educational supplies, each recipient is eligible to receive funds to cover the cost of rent, food, childcare, clothing, travel and other living expenses. Additionally, the program matches each recipient with a mentor. Student and mentor meet regularly throughout the school year, and the mentors provide guidance, direction, and often, a shoulder to lean on.
Let’s hear more from Alicia!
Name: Alicia Osuna
College: San Diego City College
Area of Study: Biology
High School: Monarch School
Mentor: Kerrie Libby
How did you first get involved with Words Alive?
I first involved with Words Alive when I was in high school at Monarch. I was in the Adolescent Book Group.
How has your experience with Words Alive affected you?
It's been great. I love the support I get from my mentor. I enjoy the activities they have for us.
What have you accomplished this year that you are most proud of?
I got good grades in college. I made it through my first year of college and am now working on my second.
Tell us about your favorite college memory.
In my English class, I had to write a paper on this book I was reading and it was honestly the best book book. Another one of my favorite memories was being apart of my basketball team, they are so great.