Golder College Prep Laptop Scholarship 2018

On May 22nd, 2018, we awarded Golder College Prep alumni, Gabriela Zaragoza and José Rivera and seniors Melanie Barahona and Frank Villegas with brand new MacBook Pro Laptops! It is such a thrill to be able to reward these students for their hard work past, present and future.

Gabriela graduated from Golder in 2012, UIC in 2016 and will be returning to UIC this fall to begin her Masters to become a Clinical Social Worker. She clearly has proven to be deserving of such an award. In the future, she hopes to work with at-risk teens within the social work framework. Congratulations, Gabriela!

José is completing his Associates Degree at Wright College and will be attending Northeastern University in Chicago next year to earn his bachelors. He will major in finance, which sparked his interest after interning at La Casa Norte. Go, José!

Seniors, Frank Villegas and Melanie Barahona are our senior winners this year. In the fall, Frank will attend University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Melanie will head east to Dickinson College. Having taught both students, Mariel can attest to their attention to detail, self-advocacy and overall enthusiasm for learning. Both seniors have overcome great obstacles that have made them into the leaders they are today. Best of all, they both want to be TEACHERS!!

Thank you for your dedication to the Terri Race Tech Fund! We are fortunate to have your support that made this donation possible. We know our mom would be happy to know her passion for education and technology is being passed on to these four bright, young and fearless future leaders!


OPRF Local Scholarship Recipient

We were back at all of our Alma mater last night to award our OPRF local scholarship to the deserving senior, Emma Vejcik. Emma is deciding between Smith College and Carnegie Mellon University to pursue interdisciplinary studies as she is interested in studying both art and computer science. More women is STEM! Yes! 

Thanks to your generous support of the Terri Race Tech Fund, our forever-huskie mom’s legacy lives on in these bright, young students!


First Donation of 2018

We're proud to be able to donate again to Girls Who Code thanks in full to your support of the Terri Race Educational Technology Fund! We love to start the year with a donation to this important, ground breaking organization. We hope your new year is off to a positive, healthy and peaceful start!


OPRF 2017 Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to our 2017 OPRF scholarship recipient, Alexander Traub! Alexander will be attending the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee next year, and he plans to pursue a degree in computer science. He also currently interns at the Yerkes Observatory, where he is helping to develop computer software to make astronomy accessible for people who are blind. Stellar work, Alexander!


Golder College Prep Laptop Scholarships

Hello Panthers Both Present and Past!

Thank you to all 48 of you for applying for the 2017 Laptop Scholarship! 

#WINNING! Featuring our four 2017 Terri Race Tech Fund Golder Laptop Recipients - 2 Golder Alumni, Jasmine Pagan and Christopher Lorenzi and 2 Graduating Seniors, Galilea Landeros and Bryan Villegas. 

Chris just graduated from Lake Forest College this year and will be attending graduate school to study Student Services, hoping to make a difference in the lives of future first generation college students. Jasmine was just accepted to the Mortuary Science program at Malcom X college - congratulations! Both of these students were thrilled to win a MacBook Pro to support them as they continue their studies.

Galilea and Bryan will graduate this Sunday from Golder. Bryan will take his talents to University of Illinois on full scholarship and Galilea will attend Lycoming University in Pennsylvania. Both students have worked so hard through their years at Golder to deserve this.

Thank you to all the supporters of the Tech Fund for making this possible! Your support truly changes these students' lives and makes the transition to college and beyond a successful one.