PSG is proud to sponsor the award of a $2,500 scholarship to Moraima “Mory” Hernandez, an MBA candidate at Northeastern University, through a partnership with ALPFA Boston.
The 2011 Education Excellence Scholarship Award from PSG and ALPFA Boston was presented to Ms. Hernandez at the ALPFA Boston Executive Leadership Summit, held November 17 in Boston.
Ms. Hernandez moved to the U.S. five years ago from Puerto Rico and is pursuing an MBA in non-profit management at Northeastern University. She is a single mother of two children and works full-time as a secretary/bookkeeper.
In her essay for the scholarship application, Ms. Hernandez wrote, “It is very important for me to obtain this increase in my education. I think there’s no boundary to obtain any accomplishment. This scholarship would give me great economic relief to cover my educational expenses, which are part of the real process when you want to increase your educational levels. It would be a way to finish my studies and my goals with a bit of peace. Honestly, it would be a great motivation for someone like me who has come to this country, trying to achieve many goals as learn a new language and complete a Master degree among others.”
She also feels good knowing “there are organizations which support Hispanic people who struggle achieving a better level of education, yet having to go to work and taking care of children. If I get this opportunity I know that it will be unforgettable, not only for the economic support, but also for the fact of being able to achieve my aspirations and serve as an example to my children.”
ALPFA is the nation’s largest professional organization promoting Latino leadership. ALPFA Boston’s annual membership costs only $20 for undergraduate students, $30 for graduate students and $120 for professionals and provides access to over 20 professional development and networking events per year, as well as other great benefits. For more information about ALPFA Boston, visit www.alpfaboston.org.