Ferber’s ‘Angel Scholarship’ helps future college students

February 23, 2016 by Guest Contributor
Deb Ferber and Maria Colmenares

Dr. Deb Ferber of Brandman University presents funding for a $1,000 scholarship to A Better Chance leader Maria Colmenares.

Dr. Deb Ferber of Brandman University presented her annual “Angel Scholarship”, which is  Dr. Ferber’s personal scholarship created to help women and students of color.  This year, Dr. Ferber has chosen to donate her “Angel Scholarship” funds to A Better Chance.

Dr. Deb Ferber, assistant professor in the School of Business and Professional Studies, presented her “Angel Scholarship” to longtime A Better Chance volunteer, Maria Colmenares. Dr. Ferber’s donation will be used by A Better Chance to further its mission, which is to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society.

Dr. Ferber made the presentation on Feb. 18 to Colmenares, who Ferber said has become skilled at finding students in Santa Ana as early as the eighth grade who exhibit the learning and leadership qualities needed to make them competitive applicants for a college education. Ferber works with A Better Change as part of her commitment to community outreach through Brandman University. She also encourages fellow faculty members, students and alumni to become involved with A Better Chance through volunteering or by contributing to scholarships.

For more information on A Better Chance, please visit their website at www.abetterchance.org or contact Craig Pinto at cpinto@abetterchance.org.

Note:  A Better Chance provided this press release to Brandman News.

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