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Elizabeth Mercado's dream

Elizabeth Mercado’s dream was to be the first engineer in her family.

She needed help though.

“When it comes to paying for my education, I can only turn to my own two pockets,” Mercado says. “So every penny, dollar, and scholarship is appreciated tremendously by my family and me.”

This Saturday, Elizabeth’s dream will become a reality when she graduates with a civil engineering degree. On the way, she was co-president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, studied abroad in Pueblo, Mexico, and traveled to Nicaragua for her Senior Design Project, designing a sanitation and wastewater recovery system.

Her story wouldn’t have been possible without help from alumni and friends of SCU. Please continue to support students and their dreams, make an online gift to the Santa Clara Fund.  Thanks for your support of current students.

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