Meet the Tech Scholars
Walker Sanchez is a first generation college student following his dream of a career in the field of Technology. Currently a Sophomore at the University of Colorado Boulder, Walker is pursuing his dream thanks, in part, to the scholarship award through NexusTek and the Better Business Bureau Foundation. In a recent chat with Walker, he expresses gratitude to donors of the Tech Scholarship program for the faith they put in him through their contributions. He feels the way to honor that support is by working hard to obtain his degree in Architectural Engineering. Once he graduates he wants to design and build housing for the poorest of communities.
Juno Padillo is also the first in his family to attend college. Now attending Colorado School of Mines, he is following a dream due to academic excellence, hard work, and a little help from NexusTek’s Tech Scholarship Program.
Raised by a single mother, Juno felt humbled by those Tech Scholarship donors who invested in him. He is in his second year at Mines and would like his supporters to know how hard he works to overcome the challenges he faces each day at one of the nation’s top Engineering schools.
Walker and Juno are two winners of the $10,000 and $5000 scholarship awards through our program.
Now in its 3rd year, the NexusTek/BBB Foundation Tech Scholarship Award program for 2017 has begun and, as in previous years, we will match donations to this worthy cause up to $10,000.
The BBB Foundation has received hundreds of scholarship applications from some amazing candidates motivated to get through a rigorous process by showing their ethical values, their commitment community and advancing their education in tech.
Some of the candidates have overcome tragedies in their lives and have shown great resilience by focusing on the things they can control – advancing their education. All candidates show significant financial need and a passion for the field of Technology coupled with the drive to make their career dreams happen.
The winners of our 2017 scholarship awards will be announced at the BBB Foundation awards banquet in May (more information here).
If you would like to be a part of investing in some amazing kids who want to advance their education but face financial challenges, visit SUPPORT THE MISSION .