About the Campaign
- Stephanie is an Emerge Fellow and graduate of Eastwood Academy in Houston.
- She is a junior at St. Edward’s University and studying finance .
- Stephanie is a fierce fighter. Because of childhood cancer, her right eye is a prosthesis.
- Stephanie’s full financial need is $1,900. The edfurther scholarship goal is set at $2,972, though support can exceed this goal.
In her junior year at St. Edward’s University, Stephanie Martinez is a finance major, graduate of Eastwood Academy, and Emerge Fellow. Stephanie is deeply committed to her education and serving others. She volunteers for Rotary and works at St. Edward’s Students Disabilities office. Stephanie aspires to work for one of the Big Four accounting firms after graduation.
Stephanie is best understood through her own words:
“I think investors should invest in me not because I am a cancer survivor, or because I practice in volunteer work. They should not invest in me because I am a minority, or because I am a first generation college student. Instead, they should invest in me because despite my drawbacks, I am a great student. I work hard for my grades, and I put in the work to make my family and myself proud.”
Stephanie really is a fighter.
“I am a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed at the age of three with a Retinoblastoma Cancer. Though I have beat the cancer, I still live with the constant reminder of the illness. I was four years old when the doctors decided to enucleate my right eye. Since the age of five, I’ve had a prosthesis in its place. Of all the hardships that I have faced, cancer, or its constant reminder, has never set me behind others. I will not allow it to. I work to the best of my abilities to prove that though I may look different, I can conquer anything that comes my way.”