Changing Lives Through the Gift of Education


The following testimonials are from high school graduates that were recipients of a scholarship from The Contreras Foundation.  Their inspirational stories exemplify what young adults are able to accomplish with the gift of education.  

We could not be more proud. 


Dear Contreras Scholarship Committee,

Thank you so much for investing in the students of North High School. Your scholarship to Caitlin Wheelan will go a long way. Special thanks to Sarah Sanchez for presenting at our senior awards.

- Ana Robles, North High School


I am writing this thank you letter to the Contreras Scholarship Foundation for rewarding me with this amazing scholarship that would really help me pay for my college education. I am really excited and looking forward to receive all that money. I am really blessed with the foundation for giving me this opportunity for all the hard work that I’ve done. Again, thank you and God bless the Contreras Scholarship Foundation, and I really hope many other applicants would qualify for this amazing reward in the future. 

- Chris Campos, Bakersfield High School


Thank you so much for the wonderful surprise you have provided me with. I did not expect you to visit me all the way to Shafter. I am so grateful for your generosity. You’ve provided me with a great opportunity and I am extremely greatful for it. I will keep you updated on my progress. 

- Vanessa Mendoza De Leon, Shafter High School


Dear Contreras Scholarship Foundation,

I am writing to thank you for your generous $1,000 scholarship. I was very happy to learn that I was selected as the recipient of your scholarship. I am very grateful and it really means a lot to me. Again, I would like to thank you because you are helping my dreams come true. 

- Fabrizio De Leon, West High School