Dream Program Resiliency Scholarship
This scholarship was created by Elmer Rodriguez, Coordinator of the Dream Program, to help program participants reach their educational goals. This scholarship was created to honor Elmer’s mother, Rosa Ortega, who is an “original” Dreamer. She left her native El Salvador to come to this country for better opportunities. As a single parent, she could not support her three children, so she embarked on the dangerous journey to the United States. Although this was tough on her as well as her children, she knew this was the best option. Because of her sacrifice, her children now have a better future, thus, she feels accomplished. This scholarship is to pay it forward, so that Dream students know that the Mt. SAC community and this family believes in Dreamers. There are supporters who will be on their side as they continue on with their journey.