“My mom always said education is the most powerful tool,” Riccy Amador, Catholic School alum and PIE scholar explains, “because no one could take it away.“
As another new school year begins, we are pleased to reintroduce you to Riccy and to provide you with a glimpse of her remarkable achievements.
Born in Honduras, Riccy came to the US alongside her family in 2006, fully invested in the goal they had for her: to receive an education that would bring opportunities not just to her, but to her whole family too.
Riccy attended Archbishop Borders School where she thrived as a Partners in Excellence (PIE) Scholarship award recipient. After graduating from Borders, Riccy matriculated to Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and then to Loyola University, where she graduated in 2022 with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.
Since graduating from Loyola, Riccy has secured a full-time position with the Baltimore County Executive’s Office, “paying it forward” by assisting immigrants and others with limited English proficiency.
Riccy is so grateful for the doors that PIE and PIE’s generous contributors have opened for her.
“Without the scholarships and financial assistance I received to make my Catholic education possible,” Riccy says, “I would not have felt prepared and capable of going beyond my own limits. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all who believe in the power of a Catholic education and in PIE.”
Please visit us here for more information about the Partners in Excellence Scholarship Program and to learn how you can partner with us to make real the hopes and dreams of future PIE scholars like Riccy.