The Zebra is excited to announce the winner of the annual Show Off Your Stripes scholarship. We asked high school and college students to send a video or photo album with the person in their life who broadened their horizons and prepared them for life outside their hometown.
We’d like to applaud all of the applicants on their submissions! We met sisters, brothers, grandmas and grandpas, girlfriends and boyfriends. We heard stories of personal growth and inspiring family connections. Many of our applicants face financial or medical difficulties, and our team was overwhelmed by the kindness and support your community brings you each and every day! We struggled to pick just one submission, but the decision has finally been made.
For 2019, The Zebra's Show Off Your Stripes Scholarship winner is ... (drum roll, please...)
Valeria Montes of the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida!
Valeria will major in Biology beginning in fall 2019. She couldn't have gotten there without the support of her friend. Though they come from very different backgrounds (the continental United States and Puerto Rico), only knew different languages when they met (English and Spanish), they bonded over their love of the arts. Valeria will be going to the United States for college, while Yaileen will trading places with her friend to attend the Universidad de Puerto Rico.
Check out Valeria's submission:
The team loved your video. Congratulations, Valeria!
Previous scholarship winners
Congrats to the winners of our previous year scholarships! You all have such incredible talent and we wish you the best of luck in your future academic goals.