“I’d like to personally thank you for giving low-income communities a chance to achieve their dreams in college. I’m extremely grateful to have been chosen for this scholarship and will use this opportunity to influence other bright students in Aurora to work hard for their goals. I also plan on giving back to the Aurora community once I become an engineer at the Colorado School of Mines by opening interactive engineering programs. Once again, thank you for everything and I will set off to do great things in this world.”

-Walter Avila