Tropicana Properties Awards Scholarships to Residents

Nov 8, 2022

Tropicana Properties awarded two residents with over $60,000 in scholarships to attend Western Community College. The recipients, Michael Gonzalez, resident at Castner Palms and Richard Oquendo, resident at Patriot Palms, were each presented with their checks by Bobby Bowling IV and Randy Bowling, owners of Tropicana Properties. The company announced it will additionally award four more scholarships in 2023.

As an apartment management company, Tropicana knows firsthand the importance of having skilled individuals that can maintain, troubleshoot, and repair the units on their properties. The scholarships are offered to help educate the community and address the shortage of skilled technicians in the industry, while also providing opportunities to residents to pursue careers as a pathway to self-sustainability and personal success. The scholarships include full certifications in areas including Advanced Welding Technology and Refrigeration & HVAC Technology.

To qualify for these scholarships, Tropicana Properties residents are required to submit an online application, two letters of recommendation, and a 300-word essay. The dates for the upcoming 2023 scholarship submission deadlines will be announced at the Tropicana Properties website soon at www.tropicanaproperties.org

About the Scholarship Recipients

Michael Gonzalez from Castner Palms will be attending the welding program. He is a single parent of three ranging in ages from 12-17 yrs. Mr. Gonzalez has been an active and stable parental figure for his children and would like to show them that it is never too late in life to fulfill your dreams.

Richard Oquendo from Patriot Palms is a positive community member for last 14 years. His aspirations are to become a homeowner and is currently receiving homebuyer financial coaching through Tropicana’s social services programs. His perseverance and ambitions have helped him improve his financial foundation and lead him to receiving this scholarship opportunity.

About Tropicana Properties

Since 2001, Tropicana Properties has become one of the largest and most successful apartment development/ownership/management family of companies in the country. With 42 complexes and over 3,900 units properties throughout the El Paso community by the end of 2025, Tropicana Properties’ mission is to place current residents on the path of homeownership as demonstrated by their motto, “Let Tropicana Properties put you in a Tropicana Home.”

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