Westchester resident Ernesto Nu“ez has been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from Oakwood Temporary Housing through its first annual Howard F. Ruby Scholarship Program.

Oakwood Temporary Housing, a provider of furnished and serviced apartments, created the Howard F. Ruby Scholarship Program in an effort to support tomorrow’s entrepreneurs today, a spokesperson said. Named after the entrepreneur who founded the company in 1960, the new scholarship program is exclusively available to selected children of the 3,000 Oakwood employees for academic achievement and environmental service.

Nu“ez was chosen because of his involvement with various community service programs including Empowertech and Boy Scouts while maintaining a 4.39 grade point average at St. Bernard High School in Playa del Rey, the company spokesperson noted.

“While we have always provided learning opportunities for our associates, it is especially exciting to now promote higher learning in the children of our associates,” said Ruby, Oakwood chairman and founder.

“As an entrepreneur and business owner for over 50 years, I have always believed in the power of education, the importance of developing leadership skills, and the need to foster the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit in others. This scholarship program allows Oakwood to do all of this for a future generation of leaders.”

The scholarship selection committee will annually recognize academic achievement and community involvement by its honorees through their respective commitment to scholarship and volunteer work in the areas of health and human services, education, arts and culture, civic life, community service, and environmental preservation.

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