Multnomah University Students are Recognized by the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities
February 3, 2023
It was recently announced that five Multnomah students were recipients of Alliance Scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year through the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities. Each of these students got the chance to tell their story about why they chose Multnomah, as well as why the scholarships were so meaningful to them. The students who earned these scholarships through the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities were Yamile Correa (Freshman), Aviana Gonzales (Freshman), Emanuel Romero (Freshman), Santiago Sanchez (Sophomore), and Saw Soe (Freshman).
Yamile Correa, Freshman Psychology Major, OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation Scholarship
Yamile Correa is a psychology major at Multnomah, with the hopes of becoming a therapist or a counselor after graduation. In Yamile’s words, “I chose psychology as my major because I love helping those around me.” She was a recipient of the OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation Scholarship, which was established to support students with substantial demonstrated financial need from underrepresented populations. “This scholarship helps me a lot with expenses and makes me want to succeed even more, for not only myself, but my daughter and family.”
Aviana Gonzales, Freshman Psychology Major, OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation Scholarship
Like Yamile, Aviana Gonzales was also a recipient of OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation Scholarship. She is also a psychology major, with the intention of pursuing her Master’s in Criminology once she graduates from Multnomah. “This scholarship ultimately helped pay for my college. I don’t come from a lot of money so any kindness means the world.”
Emanuel Romero, Freshman Business Major, PCC Stucturals Scholarship
Emanuel Romero is a business major at Multnomah. He chose his major with the hopes of one day owning his own business, as well as pursuing a basketball career following graduation. Emanuel was a recipient of the PCC Structurals Scholarship, which was established in 2006 by PCC Structurals through the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities. “This scholarship was super meaningful to me and my family because tuition is costly, and finding the money to cover the expenses is very tough.”
Santiago Sanchez, Sophomore Business Major, Costco Wholesale Scholarship
Santiago Sanchez is a business major at Multnomah who is originally from the country of Colombia. He chose to pursue a degree in business with the hope of creating and owning his own business, both in the United States and in Colombia. Santiago was a recipient of the Costco Wholesale Scholarship, which was established to help support students from underrepresented populations. “This scholarship helped me a lot! I was able to pay for my semester and enjoy the term without financial stresses.”
Saw Soe, Freshman Business Major, MDU Resources Foundation/Knife River Corporation Scholarship
Saw Soe is also a business major at Multnomah. Originally from Gresham, Oregon, he hopes to have a full time career in business following graduation. Saw was a recipient of the MDU Resources Foundation/Knife River Corporation Scholarship, which was established to support Oregon students from underrepresented populations with substantial demonstrated financial need. “I’m grateful that this scholarship helps me attend my school without worrying about the financial pressures of tuition. I can focus on my education peacefully.”
The mission of Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities is to represent and serve its member institutions, all of which are regionally accredited, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in Oregon.
The Alliance actively raises public awareness of the value of private, nonprofit higher education. They aim to expand affordability and access to Oregon’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities and help build student pathways from college to jobs and careers, while also providing and creating structures to encourage inter-institutional collaboration.
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