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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Brighton Employee Charities recognize scholarship recipients

BEC Scholarship

The City of Brighton Employee Charities (BEC) has selected two recipients for scholarships this year.  The winners will each receive $1,000 toward their college expenses.  This year’s winners are:  Brianna Diaz and Ilse Diaz.  

Brianna Diaz, a senior from Brighton High School, plans to attend Colorado School of Mines beginning this fall.  Brianna was a math tutor for fifth graders and has volunteered for 5K races as an official.  Brianna has also done volunteer work at St. Augustine Parish. Brianna is graduating at the top of her class.    

In her essay application Brianna stated, “I believe that positive community service means that everybody is encouraged to give back to their community because they see the impact that it has.  This impact inspires others and leads to a continuation of these good practices in other communities and in generations to follow.”  

Ilse Diaz, a senior from Prairie View High School, will attend the Regis University in the pre-nursing program.  She was president of the National Honor Society.  She has helped to tutor other students, helped with a blood drive, helped with classes at church and feeding the homeless.  

In her essay application Ilse stated, “Individuals with different perspectives, backgrounds and knowledge of life are able to come together to get one thing done; a project, an idea, a gesture to improve the quality of life of another person.  The service surrounds the ideals of helping mankind with one community at a time.”  

About Brighton Employee Charities: The City of Brighton Employee Charities (BEC) receives its funding from City employee contributions and community partner donations.  Through this support, BEC has been providing scholarships, coats, food and gifts to Brighton families and children in need for several years. 

BEC Mission: We exist to enhance the lives of children and families in the Brighton Community by providing resources to make a positive impact throughout the year.  We rely on contributions by both the City of Brighton Employees and Community Partnerships. 

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