Introducing our 2017 scholarship winners!

We asked our scholarship winners a few questions about themselves and here's what they had to say:
 

Marcos Caballero

College attending: Portland State University
Field of study: Biology

What does a college education mean to you?

 

A college education would help me accomplish my ultimate goal of providing some type of medical service to my community.  It would also assure that the American dream my grandparents worked so hard for continues to live on in me. 

 

Upon hearing that you won the scholarship, who did you tell first?
My mother told me first so I told my father and little sister at the same time.  

What is your favorite local charity?
The Salvation Army Food Bank is my favorite charity.  I have been able to use my Spanish while volunteering there. 

What is your favorite movie?
By far, The Revenant.

What is your favorite meal?
Buffalo wings and the hotter the better.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?
I am a morning person.  I accomplish the most in the mornings.  My close friends know not to try to reach me after a certain time because they know I go to bed early.

What is your favorite place to visit?
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is my favorite place.  I love the beaches, the history and the food.  I also enjoy the people.  Puerto Vallarta is considered one of the friendliest cities in the world.      



Mariah Wollweber

College attending: Eastern Washington University
Field of study: Public Relations, minor in Journalism with a certification in Leadership

What does a college education mean to you?
A college education means taking the next step. Personally, for people like me who really have to work hard in school to obtain good grades, school can sometimes be difficult, especially when some of the classes do not seem to relate to my major. However, to me, when people attend college they are saying “I am serious about my future and I have goals I am going to reach”. 


Upon hearing that you won the scholarship, who did you tell first?
My sister and boyfriend were with me when I received the call, but the first person I told was my wonderful, supportive mom. 

What is your favorite local charity?
Beyond Pink 

What is your favorite movie?
Spirit, Stallion on Cimarron 

What is your favorite meal?
Sushi! All sushi, any sushi.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Between the two choices, definitely a night owl, but I love sleep and if I don’t get 8 hours I get cranky haha!

What is your favorite place to visit?
Any place that is very warm, sunny, and has a beach!