Jareliz Velazquez

Jareliz Velazquez, Boca Beauty Academy, Boca Raton, FL

As a mother of three and a full-time employee, Jareliz attends cosmetology school at night. While Jareliz says the scholarship will tremendously assist with the cost of tuition, she sees it as an opportunity to pursue her lifelong goal. “Make-up artistry and beauty has always been my dream and it fills me with a joy deep in my soul,” she noted in her application. “Becoming a professional makeup artist will allow me to transform individuals, helping them look their best for any day, occasion or event.”