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The Foundation received hundreds of applications from low income mothers who are pursuing post-secondary education at all levels. We are pleased to announce this year's awardees: 

Monica De Roche
BA/Psychology and Political Science
University of Michigan-Dearborn

Monica plans to pursue a PhD in psychology after earning her BA. She is preparing to work on domestic violence issues, with a focus on developing policies to ensure that survivors of domestic violence have access to legal, medical, educational, and social support services.

Raphaela Che
University of Hawaii-Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii

After earning her BSN, Raphaele plans to work as a nurse before pursuing a Master's degree in a health field. She hopes one day to run healthcare projects or campaigns in conjunction with the World Health Organization.

ShaRae Edmonds
Masters/Social Work
University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

ShaRae is specializing in mental health and children's issues. She hopes to contribute to research on the stigmas surrounding mental health in the Black community, as well as to research focusing on children in the Black community who suffer from abuse.

Carmen Nayeli Guzman
BS/Chemical Engineering
University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, California

Upon completion of her undergraduate work in chemical engineering, Nayeli plans to pursue graduate studies in renewable energy engineering research and development. She is deeply committed to social and environmental justice, the preservation of natural resources, seed sovereignty, and sustainability.

Jamie Pulice
AA/Respiratory Therapy
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Fairmont, West Virginia

Upon completion of her education, Jamie plans to work in a hospital setting with pediatric patients.

Ana Villanueva
AAT/Elementary Education/Special Education
Montgomery College
Rockville, Maryland

Ana plans to use her AAT as a stepping stone towards a BA in Education. She aspires to become a teacher.

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