Andrew Perez Mental Illness/Suicidal Awareness Education Scholarship

Funded by
Jesus Perez
Learn more about the Donor
1 winner$1,000
Application Deadline
Apr 14, 2022
Winners Announced
May 15, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school or undergraduate student
Education Level:
High school or undergraduate student

Andrew Perez was a beloved son who passed away too soon due to suicide and mental illness.

Andrew enjoyed being active outdoors and used biking, basketball, and skateboarding to cope with stress. Although Andrew eventually lost his battle with his mental health, he would have wanted to help others overcome their own struggles with mental illness. 

This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Andrew Perez by helping students push through their mental illnesses and pursue their education. 

Any BIPOC high school or undergraduate student who struggles with mental health may apply for this scholarship. 

To apply, tell us about your passions and coping mechanisms as well as your goals for the future.

Published December 31, 2021
1 winner$1,000
Application Deadline
Apr 14, 2022
Winners Announced
May 15, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
Recent scholarship winners
Essay Topic

​​Please tell us about your passions and how you cope with your mental illness. What are some of your goals and aspirations for your future?

400–600 words

Winners and Finalists

May 2022

Maria Hendren
Arizona State University Online
Chicago, IL
sydnie smith
Southern University and A & M College
Baton Rouge, LA
Amyali Castro
Newark Collegiate Academy
New Brunswick, NJ
A. Camille Egnor
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
North Las Vegas, NV
Justice Morris
The University of Texas at Austin
Portland, TX
Donald Day
Bishop Hartley High School
Columbus, OH
Kate Kennelly
California State University-Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
Jesus Martinez
Arroyo High School
El Monte, CA
Parker Jakel
Santa Rosa Junior College
Santa Rosa, CA
Lauren Bernstein
Milken Community School
Los Angeles, CA
Axton Brown
Mountain View High School
Lawrenceville, GA
Karolla Galindo
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL
Naindii King
Booker T. Washington High
Norfolk, VA
Lisset Muñoz
Fallbrook Union High School
Fallbrook, CA
jessica koyner
Weston High School
Weston, CT
Noah Sylvia
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
William Torres
Northampton Area Hs
Northampton, PA
Samantha Salinas
Trabuco Hills High
Mission Viejo, CA
Caleb Garcia
Travis B Bryan H S
Bryan, TX
Miguel Cuevas
Addison Trail High School
Addison, IL
Alaytha Perez
James Madison High School
Graham, TX
Keely Franco
New Home School
Lubbock, TX
Michael Phillips
Cass Technical High School
Detroit, MI
Slywenda Geeston
Belhaven University
Pearl, MS
Maribel Aguirre
Milford High School
Milford, NH
Kadin McElwain
American High School
Painesville Township, OH
malik belle
Trinity High School
Harrisburg, PA
Julia Long
Central Christian College of Kansas
Newton, KS
Jesse Pleytez
University of California-Berkeley
Los Angeles, CA
Morgan Mitchell
Newton High School
Bon Wier, TX
harley brewer
Alvord High School
Alvord, TX
Sarah Omoyugbo
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Queens, NY
Shereen Shahid
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Troy, MI
Melissa Salinas
Texas Tech University
Denton County, TX
Trishana Maharaj
Dawson-Boyd Secondary
Dawson, MN
Heather Schlinker
Southern New Hampshire University- Online
Sherwood, AR
Kehinde Ejio
California State University-Northridge
Los Angeles, CA
Nizar Mouradi
Dallas County Community College District
Murphy, TX
Madeline Lopez-Elwell
California State University-Monterey Bay
Jurupa Valley, CA
Karthikeyan Malmurugan
Central Washington University
Kent, WA
Esther Gonzalez
Orthopaedic Hospital
Los Angeles, CA
Chyna Simmons
Elizabeth City State University
Chesapeake, VA
Alin Joseph
Tennessee State University
Tampa, FL
Taytum Camacho
Johnson & Wales University-Providence
Providence, RI
Pamela Enriquez
El Paso Community College
El Paso, TX
Sage Fast Dog Jr.
Todd County High School - 01
Mission, SD
Stephon Boodoo
Eagan High School
Eagan, MN
Ching Li
California State University-Northridge
Los Angeles, CA
Maniyah Surrell
Skyline High School
Antioch, CA
Cortaveon Martin
Riverdale High School
Murfreesboro, TN
Jess Imme
California State University-Chico
Beverly Hills, CA
Kaia Perez
Florida Atlantic University High School
Boynton Beach, FL
Maria Fernanda Garcia Sanchez
Northern Illinois University
North Aurora, IL
Martha Daughtrey
Martin Methodist College
Nashville, TN
Chukwuemeka\ Obizuo
Prince George's Community College
Bowie, MD
Carlie Griffith
Morgan State University
Burlington, NJ
Anthony Hooker
Lynnwood High School
Lynnwood, WA
Yessenia Perez Garcia
Central New Mexico Community College
Albuquerque, NM
To'nyia Richardson
Howard University
Louisville, KY

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