ACF Robby Baker Memorial Scholarship

$1,000

April 17, 2021

Awards Available: 1

  • Scholarship Description
  • The Robby Baker Scholarship Fund awards one scholarship annually to a graduating senior at La Cueva High School who has a language learning, reading disability, learning barrier or related disability. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and plan to attend a nonprofit or public education institute, or a non profit technical school, part- or full-time. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • PO Box 25266
  • Albuquerque, NM 87176
  • denise@albuquerquefoundation.org
  • 505-883-6240

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Evelyn Lovato  on 8/14/2020 7:19:00 PM

Hello my name is Evelyn Lovato I am 23 years old, I'm studying to become a teacher for either Kinder or 1st grade. I have a twin sister who is studying to become the first pastor in our family. My story began in Elementary when I was taken out of my normal class and sent to the office, where a person that deals with dyslexia testing began to test me, to understand what level of dyslexia I had. Then after testing they called in my parents to let them know of the results of my testing, one thing I still remember growing up is hearing the teacher letting my parents know that I need to be like my twin sister, smart, from then on I began to feel like an outsider and that I want able to ever get to the level of the other normal students. I was taken out of the class and was placed with other students with the same or other learning disability. I continued to push through and work hard to make A and B in my class but still those thoughts that I wasn't good enough kept on running through my mind. why wants I smart? why wants like my twin sister? where the thoughts that kept on coming through my mind growing up. But I knew that teaching was the path that I wanted to follow, it wants until the end of Junior year in high school when my life changed for the better, I found God in my life and I knew I was favored as a child in christ, all those negative thoughts that I once had went away forever, I found myself. Later on I was presented with a job, I was going to become an assistant teacher in a private preschool, I'm currently working there and I have been promoted to lead teacher now. Once I shut those thoughts with the help of God, I found myself and I found that I'm a person that loves decorating and love doing craft with the kids I teach. My life as a person with dyslexia has been a rollercoaster, I have learned things and I won't change a thing, because through this part of my life, this little part is where I finally have found myself as a person and also as a future teac

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