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Guadalupe Center’s Tutor Corps Class of 2022 earns nearly $3.8 million in scholarships, grants

The 27 graduating seniors in Guadalupe Center’s Tutor Corps Class of 2022 have earned a collective 3,779,063 in college scholarship offers and grants.

The statistic, revealed during the Tutor Corps Senior Celebration at Guadalupe Center’s new van Otterloo Family Campus for Learning, means this class of students will be able to continue their education without going into debt or putting additional financial burden on their families.

“This year’s class is seeing the benefit of their hard work in the classroom and the community. Our graduates are now afforded the opportunity to receive a quality post-secondary education and become first-generation college graduates,” said Guadalupe Center President Dawn Montecalvo. “Thanks to generosity of our supporters and partner colleges, these 27 students are well positioned to continue pursuing their dreams.”

Tutor Corps is a college-preparatory program that offers guidance in college and career readiness, ACT and SAT test prep, mentorships, financial literacy and scholarship assistance.

Notable data from the Tutor Corps Class of 2022 includes:

  • Accrued Guadalupe Center Scholarship Funding (through tutoring): $365,000
  • Total Scholarships and Grants: $3,779,063
  • Average GPA: 4.1
  • Percent Graduating High School: 100
  • Percent Attending College: 100
  • Students Earning College Credit: 17 of 27
  • First-Generation College Students: 26 of 27

The Tutor Corps Class of 2022 includes Fainite Auguste, Carlos Brito-Guzman, Enrique Bucio Garcia, Luz Cantero-Huapilla, Daisy Carranza, Ruth Charles, Sergio Espitia, Brianna Gallegos, Arianna Gomez-Martinez, Kamili Henry, Neida Hernandez, Huguette Herrera, Timothy Howard, Angel Jaramillo Jr., Melinda Joseph, Miguel Lopez, Hiram Martinez-Santos, Gisel Matias, Matthew Mendoza, Rosaura Morales-Gonzalez, Diego Morales Nito, Elsa Pena, Diana San Juan-Avendano, Alfonso Segura Sanchez, Gisselle Velazco-Chavarria, Jonathan Zapata-Martinez and Jacqueline Zaragoza. Guadalupe Center also recognized another Tutor Corps senior, Rodrigo Nava, who passed away in November.

About Guadalupe Center
Guadalupe Center is a purpose-driven nonprofit organization with proven success in creating endless possibilities for the students of Immokalee through education, as well as fostering personal and academic success that leads to economic independence. Established in 1984, Guadalupe Center is a premier, education-focused organization that delivers outstanding results: 95% of students in the nationally accredited Early Childhood Education Program meet or exceed kindergarten readiness standards; 100% of students in the After-school Tutoring & Summer Enrichment Program demonstrate significant gains in reading and math; and 100% of seniors in the college-preparatory Tutor Corps Program graduate from high school and are accepted into college, with more than 94% ultimately earning a college degree. With a mission to break the cycle of poverty through education, Guadalupe Center serves more than 1,750 students annually and is generously supported by private donors, philanthropic organizations and community partners. For more information, please visit GuadalupeCenter.org or call 239-657-7711.

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