Meet 2020 American Dream Scholarship Winner – Leslie Compean

Badmus & Associates and the Immigrant Journey Awards are pleased announce 2020 American Dream Scholarship winner, Leslie Compean!  Leslie is one of our five winners. She graduated from Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet School and will be attending University of Southern California to major in business administration with a pre-law track. In high school, Leslie was a policy debater who volunteered at middle school tournaments and brought a philosophical approach to immigration policy debate. Leslie’s family immigrated from Mexico. Enjoy her moving story about her American Dream.


The American Dream Scholarship program is highly competitive, receiving over 115 applications from exceptional north Texas high school seniors. Scholarship criteria include academic achievement, community service, and essay submission. All applicants were deserving and submitted thought-provoking essays about the immigrant experience. We congratulate every applicant and wish them success in their future endeavors.

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