Scholar Profiles

Students are the very core of Say Yes Guilford’s mission, and their success is at the heart of every partnership, program and dollar spent. We believe a kindergartener’s dreams are glimpses of the future, and we know the support they receive at home, school and in the community is key to making those dreams a reality. Get to know some of our scholars; we think you’ll agree, they’re worth it.

Jenny Aguirre, High Point University Class of 2025

Jenny Aguirre, High Point University Class of 2025

With a great ACT score on her resume, and encouragement from family, friends and those co-workers, Aguirre went after a scholarship. “Ever since I found out what college cost, getting a full-ride was a big dream of mine.” A dream that became reality with the Say Yes Guilford scholarship.

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Betty Lulseged, Harvard Class of 2020

Betty Lulseged, Harvard Class of 2020

Harvard sounds very, very far away for a lot of high school students. It certainly did for Betty Lulseged. “I didn’t want to apply, because I thought there was no way. I thought I was throwing away my application fee.” With a little encouragement from dad, the...

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Lisa Bond, Say Yes Guilford Scholar Mom

Lisa Bond, Say Yes Guilford Scholar Mom

Hers is the first face most see when they walk through the doors of Gillespie Park Elementary. Even behind plexiglass and a mask you can tell she’s smiling as she takes the temperatures of students and staff back to school for the first time since spring. As general...

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