Daimeon is a third time WAWS recipient currently studying Computer Engineering at San Diego City College with hopes of working at Google. Daimeon works with Phi Theta Kappa.
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 Daimeon!
Name: Daimeon Rodriguez
College: San Diego City College
Degree (with area of study): Computer Engineering
High School: La Mesa Summit
Mentor: David Gimbel
How did you first get involved with Words Alive?
Through La Mesa blended as a participant in the Adolescent Book Group.
How has your experience with Words Alive affected you?
It has affected me by allowing more opportunities for me to take; allowing more achievements.
What have you accomplished this year that you are most proud of?
I'm most proud of my recent semester of getting an overall GPA of 3.66, also getting scholarships from Words Alive and the Mahatma Gandhi scholarship.
Tell us about your favorite college memory.
My favorite college memory was when I received my first GPA above a 2.5, now it's a 3.66.
What are you currently reading?
The Clouds of Glory.