YES Prep Public Schools
College Initiatives team

On Monday morning, April 25, 2022, 16 YES Prep seniors, their college counselors and their families gathered at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church for the annual Assistance League of Houston Scholarship. Returning in person after having hosted last year’s event remotely due to COVID-19, 61 students across the Houston area were invited to be recognized as the 2022 recipients.  

What is the Assistance League of Houston 

The Assistance League of Houston (ALH) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that removes barriers to education, giving students hope and inspiration for a brighter tomorrow.  ALH has been serving the Houston area since 1966.  
YES Prep and ALH have been partnering to provide scholarships to exceptional YES Prep students since 2008!   

Scholarship Celebration 

This year, ALH selected 17 graduating YES Prep seniors to receive the ALH Scholarship. The 16 seniors attending were accompanied by their college counselor, their alumni transition specialists and their families.   

Militza Stair, YES Prep’s director of alumni affairs, presented the scholarships to each YES Prep scholar along with Barbara Keyes, scholarship chair for the Assistance League of Houston. 

Assistance League of Houston Scholarship Recipients 

The Assistance League of Houston scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000. Recipients of this scholarship must attend a college or university in Texas. 

Meet our 2022 YES Prep recipients and learn what college or university they will be attending:

YES Prep Brays Oaks Secondary 

Cecilia Arredondo, Brays Oaks

Cecilia Arredondo

University of Houston – Main Campus 

Diogo Miranda, Brays Oaks

Diogo Miranda

University of Houston – Main Campus

Boluwatife Olasoji, Brays Oaks

Boluwatife Olasoji

Houston Community College

Diocelina Vences, Brays Oaks

Diocelina Vences

University of Houston - Main Campus or Austin College

YES Prep Eisenhower High 

Fatima de la Rosa, Eisenhower

Fatima De La Rosa

University of Houston – Main Campus

YES Prep Fifth Ward Secondary 

Ana Pena, Fifth Ward

Ana Pena

University of Houston – Main Campus

Emilio Reyes Linares, Fifth Ward

Emilio Reyes Linares

University of Houston – Main Campus

Benjamin Trevino, Fifth Ward

Benjamin Trevino

University of Houston – Main Campus

YES Prep Gulfton Secondary 

Kevin Rivera, Gulfton

Kevin Rivera

University of Texas at San Antonio 

YES Prep North Forest Secondary 

Jennifer Lopez, North Forest

Jennifer Lopez

University of Houston – Main Campus

Luis Rebollar, North Forest

Luis Rebollar

Texas A&M University – College Station 

YES Prep Southeast Secondary 

Diego Ramirez, Southeast

Diego Ramirez

Sam Houston State University

Celeste Torres, Southeast

Celeste Torres

Trinity University 

YES Prep Southwest Secondary 

Kristina Harden, Southwest

Kristian Harden

Our Lady of the Lake University 

YES Prep West Secondary 

Joshua Montemayor, West

Joshua Montemayor

University of Houston – Main Campus

Camila Perez, West

Camila Perez

Texas State University 

YES Prep White Oak Secondary 

Nestor Mojica

University of Houston – Main Campus 

In addition to YES Prep, 44 other scholarships were awarded to students from the Briarwood School, Spring Branch ISD, Sharpstown HS and Houston Community College’s VAST Academy. 

How to apply for the scholarship 

The Assistance League of Houston Scholarship Program awards need-based scholarships to selected graduating seniors demonstrating academic promise. Counselors at YES Prep distribute applications to students who meet the criteria. 

If you are a student in the Class of 2023 and plan to attend a college or university in Texas, applications for the Assistance Lead of Houston Scholarship and other YES Prep Scholarship will open in January of 2023.  Please reach out to your school’s college counselor next spring for more information. 

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