Amanda Diaz De Arce

will be attending Miami Dade Honors College and pursuing a degree in Education. This young woman is in the top 10% at Southwest and has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Amanda is also recognized as a Silver Knight Nominee. She has been highly involved with mission trips to Ecuador and Mississippi. Her love for education has extended to service at her church, teaching elementary-aged students. Amanda’s dream is to attend college at little to no cost and the scholarship has brought her one step closer to that dream.

Edith Cricien

will be attending Amherst College located in Amherst, Massachusetts. She is involved with the Da Vinci Society and the National Honor Society. Her service to the community is recognized through the founding of Building Peruvian Hope, volunteering at Kendall Regional Hospital, and helping out at her church. Edith has been awarded the Princeton Book Award and the Southwest Excellence Award. The financial help received through the scholarship will help Edith achieve her dream of pursuing a postsecondary education out-of-state.