Cheri’ Ben-Iesau is an artist, a U.S. veteran, and a California Native whose parents are both artists—a trait Cheri inherited. She served in the U.S. Coast Guard and now, in a complete shift of careers, is pursuing a degree at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, Louisiana, that will allow her to express her creativity in a big way, while also helping shape her community.
College is expensive and the debt can be discouraging. It can be a barrier to seeking education in the first place, or a burden a graduate may carry for years. This scholarship will help me to graduate as close to debt-free as possible, freeing me up to focus on my education rather than my finances. I am most grateful to House Method for the help you have given me and for the contribution to furthering education for all the people who have benefited from your generosity.
Margarita Ku is a second-year architecture major at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly SLO). She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, attending public schools from grades K–12, and participating in the Oakland Technical High School Engineering Academy, which sparked her interest in architecture. After graduating in 2022, she plans to return to the Bay area to pursue a career in residential architecture, focusing on sustainability and affordability.