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NYU Student Mario Espinoza

Mario Espinoza (SILVER '19)

Hometown: Tijuana, Mexico
Major: Social Work

A message of thanks:

I am so thankful and honored to have received scholarship support.  It has been tremendously helpful in fulfilling my dream education.  NYU offered me the opportunity to make that dream feasible, and helped me pursue the fight towards social justice. 

I decided to pursue social work in academia is because I will have a better chance at making an impact on low-income communities like the one I grew up in.  My mission is to represent and advocate minorities - specifically people of color - in New York and beyond.

Thank you for making an investment in my career, because it is an investment for the community and the greater good.

Monisha Weerasundara (LS '20)

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Major: Politics / Metropolitan Studies

A message of thanks:

This scholarship has made a world of difference for me.  I am eternally grateful for the donors that are kind enough to support the educational experience that has shaped me in invaluable ways.

I chose NYU because of the opportunity to spend my freshman year abroad in London.  I am most passionate about public service and education.  I am currently involved in community service work and philanthropy events through my sorority and my residential college.

NYU Student - Monisha Weerasundara

NYU Student Carlos Pena Del Valle

Carlos Pena Del Valle (TANDON '18)

Hometown: Valencia, Venezuela
Major: Civil Engineering

A message of thanks:

Support during my college career helped my family in a time of need.  For that, we are eternally grateful and I hope one day I am in the position to provide the same support for other passionate students.

I chose NYU because I wanted to study and work in what I consider to be the most progressive and active city in the world.  I knew that being in a city that had such a competitive atmosphere would get the best out of me and push me to be a better individual, both socially and academically.