Mayor Emeritus Lila Cockrell Scholarship Program
The San Antonio Women’s Chamber of Commerce Foundation (SAWCCF) presents its performance based Mayor Emeritus Lila Cockrell Scholarship Program for full-time nontraditional students at the Alamo Colleges District. The Foundation’s resources will be funneled through the Alamo Colleges Foundation ACT) since a well-established application selection and disbursement of funds model has existed for years.
The goals are to provide full-time nontraditional women students with money for college and to provide incentives for academic success leading to degree completion. In the United States over $20 billion is provided annually for scholarships. Since the SAWCC has a Mentorship Program coordination of mentors activities will be included in the Scholarship Program through the SAWCC. A member of the Mentorship Committee will serve on the Scholarship Committee/Board of the SAWCCF.
2019 Scholarship Recipients
Arroyo is a single mother working on her Healthcare Administration Associate’s Degree at Palo Alto College of the Alamo Colleges District. She work full-time, goes to school and maintains a 3.7 GPA while taking care of her family. She has been very successful at her full-time job in a large medical clinic and serves as a Clinic Coordinator, but knows that she will move up the ladder quicker with her Associate’s Degree.
Leaving her family as the oldest daughter, Correa came to this country from Mexico and enrolled in ESL classes immediately. Her family wanted her to receive and excellent education in order to reach her goal of becoming a surgical registered nurse. She is working on her Associate’s Degree in Nursing at St. Philip’s College of the Alamo Colleges District. This scholarship will mean that Correa does have to hold a job on the week-ends to afford her education.
Echevarria earned her GED through San Antonio College of the Alamo Colleges District and plans to complete her Associate’s Degree in Biology at SAC with a career goal of attending the U. T. Health Science Center’s Dental School to become a dentist. She is married and has children. This scholarship has helped her purchase a laptop computer and printer so that she can get her research accomplished at home while being with her family.
A single mother of two Girls, Powell-Holoman decided to enroll at Northeast Lakeview College of the Alamo Colleges District to study Healthcare. Consistently keeping a 4.0 GPA, she plans to graduate in the spring of 2021 and complete her Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration. The scholarship has lifted much of the financial burden on her and allowed her to give more attention to her children and her studies.
At 35 years old, with a family of 4 children, a husband, and a full-time job, Rushing decided to go to college to earn her Associate’s Degree in Education through Northwest Vista College of the Alamo Colleges District. She plans to continue to earn her Bachelor’s in English and a Master’s in Library and Information Science. She aspires to be a librarian in a school or at the higher education level.