My former students, now college grads, started the Dennis De La Rosa Scholarship Fund to carry on the memory of their friend Dennis, who passed away over two years ago due to heart problems. He was in his mid-20s. De La Rosa graduated from Jones College Prep, one of Chicago's top high schools, and earned a degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012.
De La Rosa always had a passion for education. He began his college education at Moraine Valley Community College. From there, he went on to earn a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012. As an undocumented student, De La Rosa did not qualify for financial assistance, but he worked to pay his tuition. Dennis managed being a full-time student, a part-time employee, and graduated with over a 3.4 GPA.
Because of fundraising efforts and partnerships like these, this committee of CPS graduates continue their friend's legacy through 6 DDLR Scholars, scholarship recipients who each received $3,000 to pursue 4-year degrees.
To support the DDLR Scholarship Wednesday, stop by Hackney's at 733 South Dearborn, order online, or call 312-461-1116.
To make a donation, go to the DDLR Scholarship site.
For more information about this scholarship or to contact the organizers, click here.
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