Abode Communities Awards $50,000 through Building Hope Scholarship Program

The 2019 Building Hope Scholarship Awards celebrated five graduating high school senior residents in their pursuit to higher education. Each student received $10,000 over four years and to their surprise, a new, fully-loaded HP laptop!

The students competed through an online application and in-person interview were assessed by committee in the areas of academic achievement, community involvement, essay writing, and more. Honoree Jamilet Reyes shared, “It is highly important for me to have a quality education because I do not have the option to throw my life away, especially after everything my parents have sacrificed for me. Hope is what most students depend on, and without it they can get lost in this world.”

Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

Jamilet Reyes, Cal Poly Pomona- Criminology

Lily Leon, UC Davis- Biological Science

Galilea Garcia, UC Santa Cruz- Literature

Leslie Navarro, George Mason University- International Relations

Joshua Levy, UCLA- Neuroscience

Building Hope Scholarship
Program At-A-Glance


Program Founded


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$10,000 (4 Years) or
$5,000 (2 Years)

Total Awarded