Class of 2021
2020 & 2021 were extremely challenging years under the confinement and constant menace of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In spite of the tough situation and unique difficulties they faced, our Bella Scholars built the commitment, resilience and determination to succeed!
We are proud of you!
Here are some of the silver lining and lessons learned.
Click on their profiles to read the thoughtful insights from their College Experience.
University of California, Davis
B.A. in Political Science
The biggest overall lesson that college taught me was how possible it is to achieve your dreams. I always thought that I would go to college but never understood how hard it would be until I was actually there. It was not until I had to really multi-task, commute, work, while maintaining an internship until I realized the efforts it would take.
San Francisco State University
B.A. in Sociology & Criminal Justice Minor
The prestige and a degree is not going to guarantee your success, or entitle you; it is YOU that has to use the degree as a tool to navigate this complicated life. A degree is only a resource that we have and can never be taken away from us. No one can take away our education, so keep on learning.
B.A. in Neuroscience
It's important to take the time to learn more about yourself, how you think, how you learn, and especially how you interact with others. College definitely exposed me to a variety of people and opinions and I found a way to listen to everything and learn from it.
UCLA - University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. in Gender Studies
The degree you have now might not have anything to do with what you will be doing years later down the line.
The institution is made to keep certain minorities out hence, gatekeeping academia and job opportunities.
Education and Academia was not necessary until Western power introduced capitalism, industrialization and the global market to foreign countries.
BS in Computer Science | BA in Business
I am a part of my community in Nepal and will always be connected to it forever. I am a resource to my community and will help towards making it better than what it is today. As a college graduate, I have a strong voice in my community; this will inspire parents to send their kids to schools rather than pressure them into child labors.