Alejandra, a member of the Class of 2022 at Green Bay East High School, has a pretty intense courseload. She’s taking lots of AP math and science courses, and is still deciding on a career path. She’s a violin player, and guesses that she might study “something related to music and people.”
The arts are clearly close to her heart, and she is working hard in school to achieve her dream of earning a post-secondary degree. Alejandra’s mom graduated from high school, but she says her father had to quit school to help his family. She and her siblings are all looking ahead to college, and she feels better knowing NEW Scholars is there to help.
“It’s going to relieve some of the stress,” she says. “You know how for college you have to take student loans? It’s stressful to think about paying those off.”
She knows NEW Scholars will provide a scholarship and help her find other resources to keep those costs down.
Alejandra’s mom, Elda, graduated from East High School in Green Bay. She says she didn’t consider college herself because, “I knew I couldn’t afford to pay for it. I didn’t know how to find help.” Today she and her husband are committed to helping their children pursue their college dreams. “I have high expectations,” Elda says. “I’ll do whatever I can to make sure they go to college. Through NEW Scholars, I’ve learned there’s a lot of help you can get.”