The Modesto Madrid Scholarship offers a one-time scholarship to a female high school graduate who has shown to work for a better world. This scholarship also could apply to certain trade schools or a four-year university. Students who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (in school, their community, or at home), a strong work ethic, and leadership qualities are especially encouraged to apply.
Mr. Madrid was a selfless Mexican immigrant who, at the age of 25, immigrated to the US to be able to support his mother and younger siblings better. He was a late bloomer as he did not marry until his late 30s when he became a proud father of 2 children who meant the world to him. Mr. Madrid spent his life benevolently supporting his family and his community.
He sustained a work-related injury at the age of 42, which kept him from working. At age 58, Mr. Madrid was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, which changed his family forever. His daughter, Vanessa, went on to a career as a public servant in honor of her father. After a very difficult 14-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Mr. Madrid passed away in 2019. This scholarship is dedicated to Mr. Madrid’s benevolence and commitment to serving others.
I am funding this scholarship named for Vanessa Madrid Martinez’s father.
The scholarship has been awarded. Olivia Bonson is the winner.
I asked Olivia’s mother Amee to write something describing Olivia.
My daughter Olivia is a hard-working young woman who graduated high school at the age of 16. While in high school, Olivia was a part of her community college’s Honor Society, where she held a high school GPA of 4.5 and a college GPA of 4.0. Olivia is taking sophomore college classes online. She has received two scholarships, each awarding her $1000 for college. My daughter loves learning and being a part of her community, as you can often find her assisting and volunteering at her local library.