Divorce Matters is proud to announce Sara Vieyra as the winner of the 2020 Divorce Matters Scholarship. Although we had a lot of qualified applicants this year, Sara stood out among them. Our committee was impressed with Sara’s academic involvement, work ethic and empowering essay.
Sara graduated from Arrupe Jesuit High School with a 4.03 GPA and will be attending College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts this fall, which has always been a life-long dream of hers. She will be majoring in English and intends to go to law school after she graduates. Through her internship and accomplishments on Mock Trial as a captain, Sara found her passion for criminal law, and hopes to work for a non-profit law firm after law school to help represent minorities and impoverished communities.
Some of Sara’s achievements and involvement include being an editor for the Atticus Literary and Art Magazine, receiving both the Best Witness award and the Best Attorney award at the Regional Mock Trial Competition, interning at the Denver City Attorney’s Office, and participating with her the Arrupe Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team.
When we asked Sarah what receiving this scholarship means to her and her educational journey she wrote, “One of the main reasons that students don’t go to college is because they can’t afford it and students don’t want to pay off student loans for the majority, if not entirety, of their career. I knew that going to college was going to take a financial toll on my family’s finances, so I educated myself and I took out a loan that would work best for my family and me. This scholarship will alleviate some of my family’s financial burden and will set me up for success financially, professionally, and academically.
I would like to thank the Divorce Matters Scholarship Committee for the grand opportunity they have given me in my journey towards becoming a lawyer!”
It is our honor to award Sara with this scholarship and wish her the very best in her undergraduate education and achieving her goal of becoming a lawyer someday.
We want to thank everyone that applied and wish you all the very best in your academic endeavors!