On, June 23, 37 students, whose families are registered parishioners at Our Lady of Refuge Parish, received Father Jorge da Silva, SM, Memorial scholarships to support their university or college studies.
These students have been accepted to or attend: San José State, Cal State East Bay, California State University Sacramento, San Francisco State, California State University Monterey, University of California Berkeley, University of California Davis, University of California Santa Barbara, University of California Santa Cruz, University of California Irvine, California University Poly Pomona, Foothill College, De Anza College, and Evergreen Valley College.
The students’ educational goals include degrees in: Aeronautics; Civil, Electrical, and Computer Engineering; Law; Medicine; Veterinary Medicine; Nursing; Business; Advertising; Psychology; Sociology; Probation; and Teaching.
This scholarship was established five years ago and has born much fruit, including four graduates, with more on the way.
We are delighted for these hard-working, focused students and their families, and the two mothers who are pursuing higher education while managing husband, family, job, and studies. “All things are possible through Christ who gives us strength.” Phil. 4:13.
In his homily, Bishop Oscar Cantú spoke about how each of us is called to feed each other as the apostles were called to feed the 5,000 people to whom Jesus had been preaching.
We are deeply appreciative and grateful for the generosity of the many donors to make this fruitful scholarship possible, and pray for all of them.
Anyone interested in supporting this fruitful endeavor please contact Marcia Green, scholarship co-chairperson at (408) 483-4588 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.