Last week Margret Flores, helped with a grant from Aruba Scholarship Foundation graduated SUMMA CUM LAUDE from University of South Florida with an almost perfect GPA of 3.94.
After graduating from Valencia Community College in 2012 where she studied Nursing, Margret entered USF and changed her major to Psychology.
Margret was born in the Pillippines and emigrated to Aruba at the age of five. Working hard to learn new languages, Margret went through elementary school with grades that allowed her admission to Colegio Arubano. She graduated from HAVO in 2009. After working a year with Tomlin NV (Dunkin Donuts), Margret entered Valencia Community college where she was recognized as an outstanding student.
With a high GPA Margret had no problem obtaining a financial grant from Aruba Scholarship Foundation beginning with the schoolyear 2011-2012.Margret is considering using the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program and work in a laboratory where she can participate in research. The OPT program allows foreign students to work for twelve months with a student visa following their completion of their studies in the United States to obtain a chance with the new scholarships for sophomores available. Margret plans to earn her Master’s degree in the Netherlands.
Margret is the daughter of Marilyn and Macario Flores. They live in Oranjestadand both are employed by Marriott. The Flores family emigrated from the Phillippines 18 years ago and now feel completely assimilated in the Arubian community.Margret is the third Phillippino-born Aruban to graduate with honors in Florida with the help of the Aruba Scholarship Foundation.
Aruba Scholarship Foundation congratulatesthe Flores family and wishes Margret much success in her blooming career.