Sororo Tamayo-Perez grew up fighting the sense that she was not “college material”. Her immigrant parents had struggled to support their three children with low-wage jobs. Then Assistance League awarded her a scholarship, and she is on her way to San Jose State. “When I received the call about the scholarship it made me want to cry. I was thinking, I can’t believe you want to invest in my education… it helped me feel worthy to transfer and be at a four-year university.”
Assistance League of Diablo Valley provides scholarships of up to $4,000 to full-time community college students planning to transfer to four-year colleges.