The $1,000 scholarships were awarded to Patricia Garcia, Sara Kvaska, and Catherine Martinez at the June 20 County Commission meeting. Ms. Garcia will be attending Florida International University, Ms. Kvaska will be attending Harvard College, and Ms. Martinez will be attending Duke University. The funding for the scholarships was generously donated by the following sponsors: County Commissioners Daniella Levine Cava, Jose “Pepe” Diaz and Javier Souto, Miami Springs Councilwoman Mara Zapata, and Dr. Rudy Moise.
The Young Women’s Preparatory Academy, Miami-Dade County’s distinguished public magnet school for girls, is consistently ranked as one of the top 100 high schools in the United States. The Commission for Women has developed a partnership with the school and awards annual scholarships to its graduates.