SAN ANTONIO – May 10, 2021 – Community First is proud to be a sponsor of the Urban Soccer League Association (USLA) Champions Merit Scholarship and are excited to support 10 graduating seniors with scholarships to attend the college of their choice in the fall of 2021.
“Supporting our community is what keeps us going at Community First”, says Cynthia De La Pena, Sr. Manager, Outreach Development for Community First Health Plans. “We hope to continue creating opportunities for children to excel in all facets of education and higher learning”.
Graduating seniors that applied to this scholarship had to show that they led by example on and off the field, complete 6 hours of community service, maintain a 3.0 GPA and have 90% or greater attendance at school. In addition, applicants were also asked to submit a written essay sharing what they wanted to achieve and accomplish in life, as well as, what servant leadership means to them and how it would be applied.
Scholarships were awarded based on the applicant’s choice.
- $250 was awarded to the student who committed to attend a local community college,
- $500 was awarded to the student who committed to attend an out of town Community College
- $750 was awarded to the student who committed to attend a local 4-year University
- $1000 was awarded to the student who committed to attend an out of town 4-year University
Community First recently attended the National College Signing and Vision Declaration for the USLA Class of 2021 and awarded 10 of these budding graduates a total of $7,500 in scholarships.
ABOUT COMMUNITY FIRST
Community First Health Plans was established in 1995, by University Health, specifically to begin providing health care coverage to the citizens of Bexar and the surrounding seven counties. As the only locally owned and managed, non-profit health plan in the area, our commitment to our members is to provide great health care benefits backed by outstanding service, delivered by people who live right here in South Texas. Our goal is to make San Antonio have more successful health outcomes by putting the community first.