Rosa De Martinis | Class of 2022, MEd 2025

Hamilton Family Scholarship

Rosa De Martinis


As Rosa De Martinis ’22, MEd ’25 walked across the stage at Commencement 2022, she recalls thinking of her family and the sacrifices they made to get her to that day. In the 1970s, De Martinis’ family immigrated to the United States in hopes of giving themselves and future generations a better and more prosperous life.

“I am an example of their sacrifice and hard work,” says De Martinis. “And donor support has contributed to my success and my family’s legacy.”

Thanks to the Hamilton Family Scholarship, De Martinis had the opportunity to follow her dreams of becoming a teacher and graduated in May 2022 with a double major in secondary education and history.

“My scholarship motivated me to make my donor proud and not take this life-changing opportunity for granted," says De Martinis. I am an example of my family’s sacrifice and hard work, and your support has contributed to my success and my family’s legacy.

As an undergraduate, De Martinis made the honor roll each semester, was a member and editor of Regis’ literary magazine Hemetera, and worked at the library.

From her classmates and professors, De Martinis learned how to be committed, open- minded, and accepting—all qualities that are imperative for a secondary education teacher.

“I am certain I will hold onto these attributes and qualities and apply them in all aspects of my life,” says De Martinis. “I believe we are all God’s children, and I want to make sure my students feel heard, validated, and taught in a way that meets their needs.”

De Martinis often thinks of a quote by Michelangelo that he said when he was 87 years old: “I am still learning.” She takes this thought to heart. De Martinis is currently enrolled in
the Master of Education in Teaching Special Education (MEd) program at Regis and hopes to one day also receive her doctorate from Regis.

“My drive for learning will never be limited,” says De Martinis. “And the same is true for my gratitude—Regis donors have made a massive contribution to my life and education.”


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