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Meet Maritza


Maritza is a renewal Rankin Foundation Scholar who is enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and pursuing her Bachelor’s of Arts in Spanish. She recently completed her associate’s degree and had the honor of graduating alongside her daughter. Maritza is hoping to use her degrees to become an NC Certified Court Interpreter. She wants to use her Spanish-speaking skills to support others in her community, especially within the legal system. Her education has already positively impacted her family, as she has been an incredible example to her daughters of what a college education can do. She and her older daughters are all enrolled at UNCG together and use each other as a support system. Her dedication to her family and her studies are clear when you look at her 4.0 GPA!

“Jeannette Rankin has enabled me to continue to work part-time while pursuing my degree full-time. There’s no way I would’ve been able to do that without Jeannette Rankin’s Scholar Grant.  I would have had to work full time and go to school part-time to avoid debt, and I know myself. If my options had been debt or go part-time & take forever to finish, I never would’ve gone back.”