Congratulations to Walla Walla High School seniors (L-R) Esmeralda Rojero Gonzalez and Luci Sullivan for receiving $1500 Beca Maestro/a del Futuro Scholarships from the Walla Walla Public Schools’ Department of Equity and Dual Programs. This scholarship aims to assist local high school seniors who desire to become bilingual teachers or certificated employees and return to work for Walla Walla Public Schools after graduation. Funds for the scholarships are made available through grant funding from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Minimum requirements to be considered for this scholarship include being a 2020 graduating senior from a WWPS high school, maintain a minimum high school GPA of 2.5, earn the Seal of Biliteracy, enroll full-time at a two or four-year college or university in the fall and have a commitment to becoming a bilingual teacher and return to WWPS.
Gonzalez plans to attend Washington State University and become a bilingual elementary teacher. Sullivan plans to attend Brigham Young University and major in English and Spanish and become a bilingual teacher.