A few years ago, scholarships were established in honor of each cohort. Since then many of you have invested in your cohort’s scholarship fund. The 2000 Cohort Scholarship Fund recently reached the necessary endowment level to award a scholarship to a current student. The recipient for the 2020-2021 academic year is Matthew Vavricek, a current junior from Millard North High School. He is majoring in Computer Science with minors in Mathematics and Business. Here’s what he had to say about the impact of his Cohort 2000 scholarship:
The Raikes School has given me countless opportunities to gain industry experience, work with brilliant students, and make lifelong friendships. The sense of community and belonging provided by this program is something that you cannot find in any other program. This tradition of Raikes School students paying-it-forward—upperclassmen helping read resumes, giving life advice, and becoming Raikes School teaching assistants and mentors—is the lifeblood of the program and our community today. As a computer science teaching assistant, it's been rewarding seeing this community in action as students take their first steps towards their future careers.
I'd like to thank Cohort 2000 for their contributions to the Raikes School 2000 Cohort Scholarship Fund. They've reduced the financial burdens on students and their families and empowered many young individuals to take control of their futures and explorer a career in computer science and business—paying it forward, in the true spirit of the Raikes School.
If you are interested in contributing to the growth of your cohort’s scholarship fund please reach out to Kathy Schubauer. These scholarship funds make an everlasting impact on the lives of Raikes School students. Thank you for supporting your alma mater!