Local business owner and Sacred Heart School alumnus Jorge Guevara presented SHS student Brian Sierra with his family’s Guesa Scholarship, which awards $1,500 in tuition credit.
Sierra was at Dairy Queen with his family for his birthday celebration July 9. While the treats were delivered, Guevara personally delivered the news that Sierra will receive the Guesa scholarship. Sierra applied for the scholarship in May and will be entering school in the fall as a freshman.
The Guesa Scholarship was created by Jorge Guevara (’03) in 2014 to recognize and financially support deserving students attending Sacred Heart High School. The scholarship is open to all students (preferably incoming Catholic freshmen) who will be enrolled at Sacred Heart High School during the year that the scholarship is awarded. The $1,500 scholarship will be directly paid to Sacred Heart School as a credit toward the recipient’s tuition for the school year.
Candidates and their parents and/or guardians must be in good standing with the school and with the Church. Consideration is given to the student’s financial need, GPA, school involvement and community service. The scholarship can be renewed each year if the chosen recipient participates in at least one school-related extracurricular activity and maintains at least at 3.5 GPA each year.
The Guesa Scholarship provides two $1,500 scholarships each year. In addition to Sierra, the other Guesa Scholar is Julianna Bourgeret. Bourgeret will be a junior at SHS in the fall. She was awarded the scholarship last year, and met the criteria for the scholarship to be renewed for another year.
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