Meet Fernando Rodriguez
Krome Educational Fund Scholarship Recipient
As a child, Fernando Rodriguez was encouraged to do well in school, but it wasn’t easy as part of a migrant working family, moving schools three times a year. He first became part of the RCMA family at a center in Quincy, FL, and later volunteered at RCMA to earn service hours in high school. After receiving his master’s degree in architecture, he’s now working on bigger goals – first, a doctorate, then opening an architectural firm. His journey is truly an inspiration to us all at RCMA.
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About the Krome Educational Fund Scholarship
The Krome Educational Fund was established by William H. and Phoebe Krome. William “Bill” H. Krome, RCMA’s former President and Director, raised the agency’s budget from $38,000 up to $21 million, providing mainly assistance to farmworkers’ children. A continuation of William and Phoebe Krome’s legacy, Medora Krome serves as RCMA’s President of the Board of Directors.
Today the Krome Educational Fund Scholarship helps people from farmworker backgrounds, including their children, have a better life. Those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend college will receive financial assistance with the costs. Up to $2,000 is awarded to the recipient(s).
Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) administers the Fund under guidelines established by the RCMA Board of Directors.