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We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2020 American Dream scholarship. The goal of this scholarship is to provide college-bound, Orlando area English As a Second Language (ESOL) High School students the technology tools necessary to attend and succeed in college. 


The selection process was difficult as we received applications from students from many Orange County high schools. After careful evaluation and video interviews with the finalists, we could not be prouder and more excited to announce the winners of our 2020 scholarship. 

Sid Roman Scholarship 2020 Andrea Mendoza UCF

Three (3) laptops valued at up to $1,000 were awarded to Boone High School ESOL students Andrea Mendoza, Dadianis Portal Sierra, and Ismar Ramirez Mora (pictured, left to right). These outstanding students met the scholarship's eligibility requirements and were selected based on their academic achievement, personal essay, recommendation letters, and financial need.

A year after identifying a significant need among this community and establishing this scholarship, we are certain that there can be no better investment than in the future of deserving young people who have the drive and work ethic to pursue their dream of attending college in their new country, but may not have the financial means to realize it.

Congratulations again to Andrea, Dadianis and Ismar! We are happy to help you realize your American Dream!

Andrea Mendoza (UCF '24) Update

Andrea Mendoza has been busy attending UCF where she is a Junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Intelligent Robotic Systems. She has also been working at UCF as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for EGN3321 Dynamics for two semesters. She is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) and an officer of the club. 

Andrea also started a full-time internship at Siemens Energy in the Summer of ‘22 in the Gas Turbines for Latin America Long Term Project. Based on her performance, Siemens extended her internship for both Fall ‘22 and Spring ‘23. We are incredibly proud of Andrea’s hard work and dedication, and have no doubt she will reach her educational and professional goals. Way to go Andrea! 

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