Associates Home Loan is pleased to announce the winner of its 2020 scholarship. The scholarship awards $1,000 to a deserving individual who has been accepted to or is attending a college or university in the United States.
This year, the scholarship was awarded to a high school senior, Eber Guzman Cruz. Cruz will be attending Towson University in the fall of 2020, where he will be a freshman. He is considering a double major with Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Bioinformatics.
The sponsor believes in the importance of education. The sponsor wants to help students access higher education so that they will be productive members of society.
Another goal of the scholarship is to build awareness among young people about financial options that are available to self-employed workers, including alternative credit options and self-employed loans.
The criteria for the scholarship award are as follows. First, the student must be accepted to or attending any college or university. Current students may be full- or part-time. The scholarship is intended for students in any field of study.
To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must write a 500-word essay following the prompt “What is your dream career?” The essay gives students the ability to explore their interests and make plans for their future studies and career opportunities.
Eber Guzman Cruz writes “Ten years from now, I will be working in the medical field as an orthopedic, trauma or general surgeon. For me, this has been a dream I’ve had all my life. I love helping people in any way possible, it’s something I’m passionate about.”
Cruz continues, “I plan to start this journey after high school and never stop until I am successful. I come from a family that has nothing, and I value everything I have and everything I have ever received.”
He relates his passion for medicine and the ways in which he wants to help his future patients. “When a person has a concern or pain they come to a doctor, it’s my dream to one day be that person on the other side of that conversation, as their doctor.”
The Associates Home Loan Scholarship is intended to foster educational access for students from all backgrounds. It rewards students with a passion for their future careers. Associates Home Loan believes that it is crucial to support young learners because they are the backbone of our country’s future success.