On May 25, 2017, Ladies of the Empire attended Ohlone College’s Scholarship Awards Reception where 117 students received over $230,000 in scholarship money, with LOTE at the forefront, giving a scholarship to a new student, a transferring student and a continuing student.
LOTE proudly met the recipients that we selected. Each of them subtlety demonstrating the very reason why we selected them. Luis being the first in his family to go to college, was joined by his proud mother Olivia. Samir who embodies the entrepreneurial spirit informed us he’ll be going to school over the summer and Megan, an activist majoring in Anthropology, expressed her deep gratitude to LOTE and its donors in a kind and authentic way.
Additionally, 2017 is Ohlone’s 50th anniversary. To celebrate, they awarded 50 full-ride scholarships, meaning 2 years of tuition, books and fees are entirely paid, to deserving students from local high schools. Ladies of the Empire was proud to sponsor 5 of those students, all who graduated from Washington High School and plan to attend Ohlone College in the fall.
Our recipients want to send a message to our donors, thanking each of you from the bottom of their hearts for supporting their dreams of going to college. LOTE knows these scholarships transform the lives of the recipients; we also thank you for your continued support and donations.