Updated July 5, 2001
HOPE email: info@johnjayhopescholarship.org
Established October, 1998




Click here for details on the 3rd ANNUAL JOHN JAY H.O.P.E. SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT

Due to the generosity of so many who supported the John Jay H.O.P.E. Scholarship fund with their contributions throughout 1999, the Board of Directors voted to award THREE $1,000.00 scholarships to John Jay seniors graduating in May 2000. 

The first recipient of the H.O.P.E. Scholarship is Theresa Buitron.  Theresa was a member of the Student Council, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and other organizations.  She was listed in "Who's who among High School Students" for the past three years and worked part-time while attending Jay.  Theresa plans to major in Mathematics and Political Science, then attend Law School.  She aspires to work toward a career as a District Attorney and eventually enter Politics.  After political life, she plans to teach mathematics.

Theresa Buitron and Mike Hatchett,
President, H.O.P.E. Scholarship Fund

Theresa Buitron and Lydia Mrzlak,
Vice President, H.O.P.E. Scholarship Fund
"My mother, who has raised me and my brother all by herself since I was 2 years old, has given me the strength I need to do all the activities I have and to excel in academics.  She's shown me that no one is going to 'baby' me for my life and that I had to do for my own.  These are the best qualities she could have instilled in me for my success in school and in life." - Theresa Buitron

The second recipient of the H.O.P.E. Scholarship is Wende Bridges.  Wende played Basketball at Jay and was in the Toastmasters.   She also worked part-time while in High School.  She plans to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, then a Master's degree.  Wende loves working with kids and newborns and desires to specialize in Pediatrics or Obstetrics and eventually become a head nurse.

Wende Bridges and Mike Hatchett

Wende Bridges and Lydia Mrzlak
"All my studying and listening to long lectures has finally paid off.  Soon I get to participate in what my mom likes to call 'the real world.'  Success shouldn't be something I dream about.  It needs to be something I can live through and actually experience!" - Wende Bridges

The third recipient of the H.O.P.E. Scholarship is Tamera Jones. She was a member of the Mustang Band, played Varsity soccer and held a part-time job during High School.  Her major course of study in college will be twofold:  Biology/Nursing Phase I and elementary/Special Education.  Her goal is to become a nurse and Special Education teacher.

Tamera Jones and Lydia Mrzlak

Tamera Jones and Mike Hatchett
"While I've been at Jay one thing has made my view change.  My mother became ill with cancer... it seems I have so much to do, but with so little time to do it in.  All my life I've told myself and my mother I would become a nurse one day.... I want to make her and myself proud!" - Tamara Jones

The Board of Directors congratulates each of these recipients on their accomplishments, and looks forward to helping even more students at John Jay High School realize thier dreams.  To do that, we will need your support. 

Checks may be made payable to The John Jay H.O.P.E. Scholarship Fund and 
mailed to: 

The John Jay H.O.P.E. Scholarship Fund 
P.O. Box 29945 
San Antonio, Texas 78229

The John Jay H.O.P.E. Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization as 
determined by the Internal Revenue Service.

Send email regarding the John Jay H.O.P.E. Scholarship to:  info@johnjayhopescholarship.org
Send email regard this web site to: admin@johnjayhopescholarship.org