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The Grotto Scholar

San Francisco, CA

Since 1994, the Grotto has provided office space for creative, self-employed people, and offered classes taught by their thriving community of writers. Every year, The Grotto rallies its members to support a student with an interest in writing by asking those who register for a Grotto writing class to include a special donation to support that year’s Grotto Scholar.

We're thrilled to congratulate Grotto Scholar, Ashley Ornelas, as she embarks on her college journey at San Jose State University! Ashley is majoring in English Education, and hopes to become a teacher. In high school, she was a volunteer tutor, camp counselor, and member of the sailing club. An avid wrestler, she was voted 'Most Inspirational' by her high school wrestling team.

Thank you to Ashley's donors!



34% Funded
Donation Needed: $3,936.00

Ashley says,

"I am a devoted high school wrestler who is fascinated with writing, and I have a desire to teach."