Meet Our Scholarship Recipients.

Thanks to the Jodi Maroney Memorial Scholarship Fund (Jodi is featured with a SDRT student in the photo above), we have the privilege of supporting students’ dreams once they finish high school.

SDRT selected seven college students representing a combination of current and former tutoring recipients for the 2023 Jodi Maroney Memorial ScholarshipThey received a total of $7200 in individual scholarships. Now in its third year, The JMMSF was created by Jodi’s close family members and dear friends and continues to be supported by those who knew and loved Jodi as well as other caring SDRT donors. Jodi Maroney was a tutor with SDRT whose dedication to the success of our students lives on through this scholarship.

Our scholarship recipients are: 

Francine N.: CSU Chico

Francine is a 4th year student at CSU Chico where she is studying Nursing and Public Health. The first in her family to graduate high school, Francine is working towards becoming a Registered Nurse and eventually plans to enter a Master’s program to become a Nurse Practitioner. 

Habon H: SDSU

Habon is a 5th year student at SDSU where she is working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Habon intends to enter a Master’s program to become a Child Psychologist where she can use her experiences as a bilingual woman who is the first in her family to attend college and support underserved communities. 

Mapenzi S: CSU Chico

Mapenzi is a 2nd year student at CSU Chico where he is studying Entrepreneurship and Business Management. Mapenzi credits the support of SDRT, and specifically the tutors, that allowed him to become the best version of himself. Even in Northern California, he still carries with him the support he received from SDRT all through his education. 

Ayat A: San Diego City College

Ayat is a 2nd year student at San Diego City College where she is completing requisites to enter their Nursing program.  Ayat intends to complete her Associate’s in Nursing and is exploring the possibility of transferring to SDSU to complete a four-year degree in Nursing. 

Justin K.: San Diego City College

Justin is a 2nd year student at San Diego City College where he is in the Business and Marketing Program. Even though Justin came to the United States as an 8th grader without knowing a word of English, he is drawn to Marketing due to his strong communication skills that he developed during his time with SDRT. Through the connections he made with his tutors, his confidence soared and helped him graduate high school and enter college.  

Mainuna A.: San Diego City College

Mainuna A. is a 2nd year community college student at City College. She hopes to exercise her creativity by working to become a cosmetologist. 

Sarah M.: San Diego City College

Sarah M. is a 1st year student at San Diego City College where she intends to enter their nursing program and become a Registered Nurse. Her experience working in a hospital has already fostered a desire to help others and receiving an Associate’s Degree in Nursing is a reflection of that need to care for others.

Consider donating to this fund to help us provide scholarships such as these for our hard working students when they graduate from high school. This fund is also used for special opportunities such as camp scholarships, sports registration fees and other exciting opportunities that we want our kids to take advantage of!

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