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Mission & Vision

Our mission at VRX Foundation is to bridge the gap between students in need and their educational aspirations by providing scholarships to those who demonstrate academic potential, financial need, and a strong commitment to their community.

Through our scholarships, we hope to empower a new generation of leaders who will use their education and talents to make a meaningful impact on the world.

Our Students Our Future

Joshua Ruela - class of '22 (FHS)

Hi, my name is Joshua Ruela and I am from Bethlehem, PA. I am an incoming sophomore at Moravian University and majoring in Early Childhood/Special Education. I decided to declare this major because I wanna teach the next generation and be a role model for the students. Freshman year felt like it went in a blink of an eye. Being on the football team and studying for classes is a challenge. As a student athlete, I achieved back to back semesters on making the dean's honors list.

The VRX Foundation was one of the organizations that I applied for a scholarship opportunity. I was blessed to hear the news that I was the first of two students to receive this scholarship. This has helped me a lot because it reduced the amount I had to borrow for my first year of school.

John Assad - class of '23 (NBHS)

My name is John Assad and I am graduating in the class of 2023 from Freedom High School in Bethlehem, PA. Next year I will be attending King’s College in Wilkes Barre for their 5 year accelerated Physician Assistant Program. I enjoy playing sports such as basketball, baseball and volleyball, and love getting involved in my church and community through fundraisers and volunteering!!!

I am honored to be receiving this scholarship and am looking forward to using the scholarship money to help further myself academically and eventually giving back to my community in the form of service!!!

Jacklyn Sanchez - class of '23 (NBHS)

My name is Jacklyn Sanchez and I am from North Bergen, New Jersey. I am Hispanic and the proud daughter of Salvadoran parents! I have made the decision to commit to Montclair State University in New Jersey. With the confidence and faith held within me, I am choosing to study the unique field of the Biological Sciences! Majoring in Biology and double minoring in psychology and business will broaden the love I hold for these future studies. Being able to become a helping hand to society is what the world needs and is what I seek on becoming. The medical field has always spoken to me in a way where it’s touched my heart and has had its effect mentally and emotionally on me. Striving to continue to study hard for what I’ve always known to want for my future self has come with a lot of hard work and new understanding.

The VRX foundation became the first scholarship opportunity I came to know about and ended up applying to; along with becoming the first scholarship I’ve received. With the helping hand of this organization, it has had quite an impact on my upcoming tuition for my first year of college! Feeling beyond blessed and with an overload of gratitude, I thank the VRX Foundation for the opportunity given.

Feeling beyond blessed and with an overload of gratitude, I thank the VRX Foundation for the opportunity given.

Evelson Gomez - class of '23 (NBHS)

My name is Evelson Gómez and I'm 19 years old from Venezuela. I arrived in the United States about 3 years ago during the hard times amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it was difficult to provide and adjust, this was not an obstacle to my academic performance. I started studying at North Bergen High School via virtual, which was an interesting way to adapt to the American educational system. With my effort and God's help I have been able to carry out all the assigned tasks responsibly, reaching the point of having a good academic performance even when I had to fulfill other responsibilities such as work. With all the years of hard work, studying, and prepping, my academic dreams do not end in high school.

I plan to go to Montclair State University and major in computer science and minor in pre-law. My overall goal in the future is to become a lawyer and serve this country in that way. On top of this, I plan to learn the technological system and apply for my real estate license. There are countless opportunities I believe I can reach in this country, and I am grateful for every experience I encounter. Thank you for reading a little about my life.

Anaiah Olivero - class of '22 (FHS)
Aaliyah Garcia - class of '23 (NBHS)

About Us

Growing up in a low-income household, I quickly became aware of the challenges that come with living on a tight budget. My parents worked long hours in a factory to provide for our family, and while they did their best to provide for us, we often had to make sacrifices to make ends meet.

As a child of color, I also experienced racism and discrimination in my community. These experiences made me acutely aware of the struggles that many people face simply because of their race or ethnicity. Despite the challenges I faced, I found solace in music. I spent countless hours editing and mixing songs from the radio, and my passion for music became a source of inspiration and motivation for me. Music gave me an outlet to express myself creatively and helped me to stay focused and motivated even when times were tough.

As a teenager, I began working to help support my family. But no matter how hard I worked, I never lost my love for music.

In 2020, I faced a personal illness that threatened to derail my life. But even in the face of this challenge, I turned to music for comfort and strength. I spent countless hours at home, learning to mix, and found that music helped me to stay centered and focused even in the most difficult times.

Inspired by my love of music and my commitment to help those who are struggling like I did, I decided to create a non-profit organization that would provide financial scholarships to graduating high school seniors in need of financial support. I realized that many students faced the same challenges that I had growing up, and that music could be a powerful tool for helping them to stay motivated and focused on their goals.

Today, I use the money from my DJ gigs to support this organization, and I am proud to say that we have already helped many students to achieve their dreams of higher education. Through this work, I am able to combine my passion for music with my commitment to our youth, and to make a real difference in the lives of others.

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