Stylos Awards debuted in 2005 to recognize the achievements of the community while providing a creative outlet for musicians, artists, models and fashion designers alike. Since then, it has become a signature event in Phoenix.
For the last 8 years, Stylos has honored the accomplishments of athletes, activists, entrepreneurs, artists, entertainers, innovators and leaders that are making a difference in their communities and in their fields.
Most importantly, Stylos Awards is the Isac Amaya Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser and in it, we also award our largest scholarship: the Isac Amaya Memorial Scholarship.
This year, the recipient of the scholarship was Verónica Payan. Verónica arrived in the United States in 1990 without speaking a word of English and with very few resources. Through a lot of effort, she managed to put herself through school and got a bachelor’s degree in social work.
Since 2008, her dream is to complete a master’s degree in counselling but unfortunately, the barriers that undocumented students face in obtaining financial aid have prevented her from achieving it. The Isac Amaya Memorial Scholarship will get her closer to making that dream come true in spring, 2014.
Thank you to those who attended Stylos Awards 2013. Thank you for supporting our work and our mission of guiding and providing financial resources for students, regardless of their immigration status, to achieve a higher education.