July was a big month for Hostos student and aspiring psychologist, Adelaida Rosario.
 
Not only did she receive a scholarship award from the National Supermarket Association, but she also will be honored by the New York League of Puerto Rican Women, Inc. (NYLPRW).
 
Born in Puerto Rico, the 27-year-old Rosario moved to The Bronx in 2013 and enrolled at Hostos in 2015. She is currently pursuing an A.A.S Degree in Office Technology to prepare her for her true passion: psychology.
 
“I plan to transfer to City College and major in psychology,” Rosario said. “I have always been interested in that field and helping others with their problems.”
 
In the meantime, she will be keeping busy, as she is currently working fulltime in Hostos’ CUNY Edge Office and taking a summer course. When fall rolls around, she will study fulltime and volunteer her time and talents to both Hostos’ Student Leadership Academy and the Student Government Association.
 
As for the award from the NYLPRW, she will be presented with the $1,000 scholarship at the 2017 College Awards Gala on August 24 at Marina Del Rey with nine other students who demonstrated academic excellence and service to the community.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities for nearly half a century. Since 1968, Hostos has been a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs.

Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.