Keilin Velasquez and Johanna Coronel, both children of White Plains Linen employees, won the White Plains Linen Family Scholarship. Prior to bestowing this recognition of academic performance and community service upon them, the program received 15 applications accompanied by an essay describing the students’ greatest achievement, for the two $2,500 awards. It was an advanced importance placed on values that led to Velasquez and Coronel earning the top prizes.
Velasquez, who will be attending SUNY Albany in the fall, is proudest of her induction into the Saint La Salle Honor Society of Manhattan College. This accomplishment is just one stop along the journey to becoming the first in her family to attend college. At Albany, Velasquez will be studying social work with aspirations of attending law school after finishing her undergraduate studies.
Coronel just finished her junior year at SUNY Geneseo where she majors in mathematics. Coronel just finished her junior year at SUNY Geneseo where she majors in mathematics. She wrote about the inspiration that her mother provides as she balances a tireless work ethic with an unwavering love of her family.
There is little doubt that Coronel will carry out the values she learned from her mother when she enters the workforce after graduation next year.
“Continued education is vital to success and it is becoming increasingly more expensive which can put it out of reach for some deserving students,” said White Plains Linen CEO Bruce Botchman. “It has always been important to us to support our incredible White Plains Linen family and this scholarship program is just one more way that we get to do that.”