Juan Manuel Varela
UC Irvine, 2021 MGS recipient
“It is an honor to receive the Mike Garcia Scholarship. This scholarship will be a great help in paying for my tuition at my dream school, UC Irvine. Being a first-generation college student, this scholarship will help me reach my path to success by helping me overcome the financial costs of college, such as my dorm, textbooks, supplies, and tuition.
I am very thankful to the Building Skills Partnership for providing this grand opportunity for low-income students who have parents, like my mother, working hard every day to keep their workplace clean and sanitized for the general public. This scholarship will help me achieve my goals and build a better future.”