“This scholarship is important to me because it will help me reach my next steps in accomplishing my future goals. Receiving this scholarship serves as a symbol of trust and opportunity from my community. I am extremely grateful for the support that the Aurora Gateway Rotary Foundation and Aurora Public Schools Foundation are providing. This coming school year I will be majoring in Biology and on a pre-medicine track at the University of Colorado Denver. Because of the support of this scholarship, I know I will be in a position where I can follow my academic and career goal of becoming a physician. Thank you again for supporting me financially in pursuing my higher education!”

-Matthew Hagos