Wednesday, January 13, 2016

ESL Scholarship to Ginet Xiomara Arias Rendon

Ginet Xiomara Arias Rendon (center)
Ginet Xiomara Arias Rendon of Hampton Bays won a $300 scholarship from Peconic Bay Zonta, a service and advocacy group that works to improve the status of women. Peconic Bay Zonta members Barbara Pierce (left) and Diane Greenberg joined Rendon at Suffolk County Community College’s eastern campus, where she successfully completed Level 3 of the school’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program. The local Zonta group awards the scholarship biannually to a female student in an ESL program who is studying to achieve an educational goal.

Rendon came to the U.S. about eighteen months ago from her native country, Colombia, where she studied nursing. She hopes to eventually pursue a career as a nurse in the U.S. In her scholarship application she wrote, “This scholarship can give me the opportunity to learn more English, and therefore perform better in this society, offering my knowledge to serve those in need.”

Based in Riverhead, Peconic Bay Zonta covers the East End of Long Island and is affiliated with Zonta International, which works to empower women worldwide through service and advocacy.

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