As this year is coming to an end, I wanted to share more about my involvment with the Latina Smart Scholarship Fund contest. You might remember that I posted about the contest when it began and since then, I had the great pleasure of reading each and every entry to help narrow down the list to 20 young women.
I don’t really want to use the word “judging” because each of the women who applied for the scholarship were incredibly smart and hard-working women. As I read through the entries I cried, laughed and beamed at the incredible hardships some had overcome and the amazing drive and determination they all had to improve their lives through education.
Each and every one of them absolutely lived up to the words: LATINA SMART!
After myself and the rest of the Latina Smart ambassadors rated each entry, the contest coordinators tallied up all of our ratings and announced the Top 20. Those ladies who are in the Top 20 can be viewed here.
As excited as I am for the next round of judging and the final announcement of who the winners are, I can honestly say that I am glad the final choice isn’t based on my vote. If I had millions, I’d have given each applicant a piece.
The Latina Smart scholarship contest is incredible and I am so thankful to have been a part of the process. I was honored and humbled by the stories I read and videos I watched.
To all the women that entered: YOU ARE LATINA SMART and YOU ARE AMAZING!
This scholarship contest is incredible and was even nominated for a LATISM Award for the “Best Multicultural Social Media Campaign”. You can check it out here and see the other amazing nominees.
For all those on the edges of their seats, you can keep up with the contest and see who the winners are on the LS Facebook Page.