Julian Chavez is attending University of Washington and will be graduating in June 2016 with a Political Science and Social Welfare degree. As a social worker, Julian hopes to engage like-minded individuals, to aspire and empower those around them. Becoming a Pride Foundation and GSBA Scholar has proven that dedication and hard work do have their rewards. He would like to instill confidence in those who have been marginalized, and serve as an example for those who do not think higher education is within their reach. Julian received the Washington Regional Scholarship.