Emanuel Olivares - Class of 2020
Scholar Name: Emanuel Olivares
Hometown: San Francisco
Member School: Stuart Hall High School
College/University: Santa Clara University
Major (if applicable): Biology and Business
How did A Better Chance prepare you for your Member School experience?
A Better Chance demonstrated a strong ability to set up program-school-partnerships that built community support and increased my achievement and success. The positive impact of connecting me to a high-performing private school played a vital role in receiving a high-quality education.
What is the most important lesson you learned in high school?
The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you finally achieve it.
Why did you decide to attend your specific college/university?
The primary motivation for attending Santa Clara University is due to receiving a high evaluation of my person. “Your scholarly achievements and intellectual drive, your commitments to your school and community, and your clear dedication have made your application stand out among the thousands we received.”
How does it align with your future goals and passions?
Santa Clara University’s stated position aligns nicely with my career goals of becoming a community leader. “As part of the University’s longstanding Jesuit mission of educating the whole person, we look for students who are eager to learn more about the world while discovering new pathways to explore in a global society. We hope you will share your passions with us and engage in exciting adventures that will enhance your educational and personal experiences.”