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Ontario High School’s Perez claims prestigious scholarship from The Ford Family Foundation

Andrea Perez received a $100,000 scholarship recently from The Ford Family Foundation. (Submitted photo).

ONTARIO – An Ontario High School graduate is heading to college this fall with a $100,000 scholarship from The Ford Family Foundation.

Andrea Perez was one of 130 students selected for the Ford Scholars Program from nearly 2,000 applicants. She will attend Oregon State University’s Honors College.

“I feel like I don’t have so many limitations now. I’m free,” said Perez, who aspires to earn a master’s degree and doctorate to become a medical researcher.

Born in Ontario, Perez and her family moved to Mexico when she was in the second grade. Two years ago she left her family behind, moving back to the U.S. to finish high school in Ontario.

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