Brighton Housing Authority awards scholarships to recent 27J graduates
The Brighton Housing Authority (BHA) awarded $1,000 scholarships to three recent 27J graduates as part of its Career and College Launch program.
Out of 25 applicants, these students have demonstrated commitment and passion in their academic pursuits.
· Cassandra Maldonado-Ontiveros from Prairie View High received the Maria Alvarado Memorial Scholarship, which recognizes students who display an upward trend in their academic performance. Ms. Maldonado-Ontiveros will be attending the University of Colorado Boulder this fall.
· Adam Kingsley from Brighton High received the Jessica Hara Memorial Scholarship, which recognizes students who have a passion for animals or community service. Mr. Kingsley was a volunteer at Lifeline Puppy Rescue, a local non-profit and no-kill animal shelter in Brighton, and plans to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. He will begin the next chapter in his academic career at Colorado State University.
· Angel Mollel, also from Brighton High, was awarded the Terra Management Scholarship. She launched a non-profit organization called 1 Love, which is dedicated to helping Maasai people of Tanzania, where she was born and raised. Her efforts have helped send several children to school, build new homes for women, bring clean water and solar power to her village.
We are #27JProud of these bright young leaders and we wish them successful academic and professional careers ahead.
As an extension of Brighton Housing Authority’s award-winning Applicant Assistance Program, Career and College Launch promotes personal growth and economic self-sufficiency for youth by creating a college-going culture through post-secondary career and college readiness services. Participants receive guidance and resources as they pursue colleges and careers.