The Patrick D. Finley Scholarship Fund, continues to provide educational opportunities for the sons and daughters of the OPCMIA! Each year eight grants are awarded, one for each successful candidate for their education. Winners are selected based upon the student’s non-weighted GPA reported on an official high school or college transcript and an essay on the importance of the OPCMIA on the applicant’s family. The scholarship may be used for any field of study by undergraduate students.
OPCMIA Scholarship winner Ariana Rosales pictured with her father, Pedro Rosales, a member of Local Union 502, Chicago. Illinois. Ariana plans to attend University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the fall.
This upcoming fall I will be a freshman at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign where I will pursue my Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Engineering. At UIUC I will be a part of the Honors James Scholar and Merit Program. I have chosen this career path given my passions for mathematics, innovation, and technology. This winter I will be studying abroad in Puerto Rico for an Engineering Natural Disaster Resilience Program.
I would like to express my gratitude toward OPCMIA as well as The Patrick D. Finley Scholarship Fund for selecting me as an award winner. This scholarship will be of great help in funding my education as I pursue my engineering degree.
OPCMIA Scholarship winner Jadelyn Villegas pictured with her father, Brandon Villegas, a member of Local Union 630, Honolulu, Hawaii. Jadelyn plans to attend Southern Missouri State University in the fall.
I want to say thank you to the OPCMIA Patrick D. Finley Scholarship Fund for awarding me this scholarship. I am incredibly grateful for your support as I pursue my goal of becoming a doctor. I will be attending University of Nevada, Las Vegas this upcoming Fall 2022 semester to major in Biological Sciences. I will then go to medical school to become a reproductive endocrinologist.
OPCMIA Scholarship winner Anthony Yoho pictured with his father, Michael Yoho, a member of Local Union 109, Akron, Ohio. Anthony plans to attend The University of Akron in the fall.
In the fall, I will be attending The University of Akron, where I will be majoring in computer engineering with a minor in computer science. I am beyond blessed to have been a recipient of this scholarship. Thank you OPCMIA for allowing me to continue my education and be successful in my future endeavors.
Gisel N. Garcia
OPCMIA Scholarship winner Gisel N. Garcia pictured with her father, Luis Gerardo Garcia, a member of Local Union 300, Oakland, California. Gisel plans to attend Sacramento State in the fall.
To this day I enjoy engaging in conversations with my peers, mentors, and teachers. I find anything from food to politics a great conversation starter and it’s my way of portraying my personality. Throughout my many extracurricular and in-classroom experiences, I have always strived to lead. I am a leader at heart, I take pride and joy in leading others from anything such as in-class projects, to making posters to public presentations. Within my academic career, I will be attending Sacramento State in the fall and am striving to obtain a degree in Health Sciences. I hope to achieve greatness and accomplish all of the goals I have set for myself.
I am extremely thankful for being selected to receive this scholarship.
Jose L. Landeros
OPCMIA Scholarship winner Jose L. Landeros pictured with his father, Jose L. Landeros Loera, a member of Local Union 500, Corona, California. Jose plans to attend Norco College in the fall.
Thank you very much for this opportunity.
Haley D. Jacoby
OPCMIA Scholarship winner Haley D. Jacoby pictured with her grandfather, Damacio Cortez, a member of Local Union 755, Los Angeles, California. Haley plans to attend San Diego State University in the fall.
This fall, I plan to further my education at San Diego State University to receive my bachelor’s in nursing. I aim to pursue a doctorate in nursing to become a neonatal nurse practitioner. Thank you so much OPCMIA and Local 755 for this opportunity; I am very grateful.
OPCMIA Scholarship winner Maile Lueck pictured with her father, Jason Lueck, a member of Local Union 528, Seattle, Washington. Maile is currently attending Grand Canyon University.
I am honored to be a recipient of the OPCMIA Patrick D. Finley Scholarship Fund and I am so excited to see how this expands my academic career. I would like to thank Local 528 and the OPCMIA for this amazing opportunity!
OPCMIA Scholarship winner Gerryzze Ilan pictured with her father, Gerry Ilan, a member of Local Union 630, Honolulu, Hawaii. Gerryzze plans to attend Chapman University in the fall.
I am proud to announce that I will be attending Chapman University where I will pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences. It is a great honor to receive the generous Patrick D. Finley Scholarship that will help fund the expenses of my higher education. I plan to get into medical school and become a dermatologist in the future.
Again, I am highly grateful for Local 630 and OPCMIA for giving me this opportunity and I will definitely be sure to use it to its full potential. Thank you for investing in my future and supporting me through my journey.