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Inland Empire Scholarship Fund

IESF – Inland Empire Scholarship Fund

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Welcome to our Blog Site, where we keep you up-to-date on IESF’s current events and issues. Recipients, applicants, donors, IESF volunteers, interns and the community are invited to visit our pages. We have provided a comments box so you that you can communicate easily with the IESF team. Some comments may be posted on the site when appropriate.

We are currently compiling contact information for our old and new recipients, as well as others associated with the scholarship. Please feel free to email us your contact information at Please include name and email address, and whether a recipient, donor, volunteer, mentor, friend of IESF. A followup email will be sent from our committee upon receipt so that you can be added to our addressbook and notified of upcoming activities.


The Inland Empire Scholarship Fund held its annual holiday party at UC Riverside.

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The event was attended by our generous donors, our scholarship recipients, and  family members, all who have been so supportive to our IESF scholars. The event was sponsored by:

  • Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Mr. James Sandoval
  • Dr. Monte Perez, President of the Moreno Valley Campus of the Riverside Community College District
  • Dr. Noelia Vela, Chancellor of the San Bernardino Valley College District
  • The Honorable Joe Baca, Congressman of the 43rd District

Hector Gonzalez, a recipient and fourth-year mechanical engineering student at Cal Poly Pomona was the Master of Ceremonies.  The highlight of the event was testimonials by four of our recipients, all who are well-advanced in their degree goals.   Student presenters were Eddie Rocha, Jose Sarmiento, Ruben Munoz and Elena Gonzalez.

Eddie Rocha has completed his BS in Computer Science, and is now a software engineer with Northrup-Grumman.  Jose Sarmiento has begun his second year of medical school in the UC Riverside Bio-Med program.  Ruben Munoz is in his fourth year of medical school at UCLA, after completing a Masters in Public Health at USC, and is currently interviewing for internships in the Inland Empire area so that he can give back to the community where he was raised.  Elena Gonzalez announced that she would be attending her graduation from the Public Health program at Cal State San Bernardino the following day!

IESF scholarship recipients not only receive financial help with their college and post-graduate education, but they can also grow from the mentoring, advice and networking that IESF has provided them.  The principal theme for IESF is developing scholars whose goal is to give back to the community.


2 Responses to “IESF – Inland Empire Scholarship Fund”

  1. i am a recipient of the 2010 iesf scholorship. i wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for this past saturday. i have never experienced an event like that before. what an amazing feeling to be recognized for your achievements. thank you dr. sosa for your generosity, kindness, and inspiration that you showed myself and my peers. this event has added more fuel to my fire for helping at-risk-youth, and being a better husband and dad. thank you once again.
    kenneth w. prado

    • Thank you for your comments about how the impact that the IESF event had on you. Our Latino students don’t always get recognized or rewarded when they do well academically. Our community supporters continue to contribute to help those students who strive to help themselves and we of the IESF are both happy and proud to help recognize, reward and encourage who help provide support to those who do.   

      Good luck on your future endeavors. Always do your best to shine and you will find success at whatever you do. But remember to help others and your community along the way as it is your community who gave you a helping hand on your way up.

      Dr. Manuela G. Sosa President/CEO Inland Empire Scholarship Fund 909.825.8434

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