In anticipation of our 2016 MidwestHR College Scholarship Award, we would like to highlight last year’s awardee. The officers and staff of MidwestHR were thrilled to present our inaugural college scholarship award to Santiago Guerrero on June 1, 2015. The Scholarship Committee diligently reviewed the multiple applications for last year’s scholarship. Even though there were many qualified applicants, Santiago stood out to the committee based on his high academics, commitment to his community and excellence in athletics. Santiago has a clear vision for his future and we have no doubt he will succeed.
The MidwestHR College Scholarship Award was initiated in 2015 as part of a larger giving back program through the company, the 180 Initiative. All MidwestHR client site employees who had children entering a four-year college or university were invited to submit applications for the scholarship. MidwestHR knows the challenges of young students today and wishes to assist in the development of our future leaders.
Santiago has proven to be one of those future leaders. He graduated from John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, IL with a cumulative GPA of 4.94. Along with his academic success, he participated as a member of the National Honor Society and served as the Team Captain for both the Water Polo and Swim Teams at school. Santiago is also active in his community as a volunteer at St. James Catholic Church and has earned the high honor of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. Through his scholarship essay, Santiago showed his developed leadership skills both in and out of school, making a lasting impression on the members of the Scholarship Committee.
Santiago was accepted to the mechanical engineering program in the School of Engineering at the University of Dayton. MidwestHR is happy to have had the opportunity to assist Santiago in furthering his education and trust he is on the right path for an extremely successful career.
As we look back on Santiago’s accomplishments, the Scholarship Committee is looking forward in anticipation to the many scholarship applications we will receive this year. The undertakings made by the applicants leave us all inspired – even though we are many years out of high school! We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. Instructions on the application process can be found at: https://www.midwesthr.com/scholarship.