The Assurance Home Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Simon Polakoff who is studying for an engineering degree at New Mexico State University.
Simon is currently a junior with a 3.0 GPA. He is involved with a research project with the Mechanical Engineering Department at NMSU and is looking to intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory next summer.
Simon lived at Assurance Home from 2012 through 2014. He is a graduate of Goddard High School and also graduated from junior college at New Mexico Military Institute.
Assurance Home has been providing guidance and a homelike environment to “at-risk” and homeless adolescent children since 1979 and is a United Way Agency.