21 years ago, Retired UW-Madison Professor Roberto Sánchez established a scholarship to inspire academic excellence by local Latino/a youth and to build a pathway for those in high school and postsecondary institutions to achieve their academic dreams. His scholarships began by supporting young people in the MMSD system and continuing to provide funding through Madison College and UW-Madison. When he passed he gave an endowed gift to ensure that this program has funding into perpetuity.
The impact that the program through this legacy has and will continue to have is life changing. Madison365 recently highlighted the current Sanchez students. “I’m really happy and glad and grateful that not only the students but the families allow us to share in that adventure and undertaking because it is hard,” she says. “The kids put in a lot of effort and work and sacrifice to their education.