Eleven University of Arkansas at Little Rock students were recently honored during a scholarship ceremony and banquet sponsored by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 750 Little Rock.
The banquet, held Sept. 28 in the Great Hall of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center, honored 56 students selected to receive scholarships from LULAC Council 750 Little Rock. Several central Arkansas colleges and universities, including UA Little Rock, match the LULAC Scholarships and/or offer full scholarships to students who have passed the rigorous LULAC selection process.
Ashley Murguia Topete – International Business/Information Technology
Vivian Pineda – Nursing
Paola Rodríguez – Nursing
Elizabeth Santillan – Nursing
Yazmin Santillan – Social Work/Sociology
Claudia Vargas – Psychology
Daisy Vasquez Guevara – International Studies/Spanish
LULAC uses proceeds from the annual gala and donations from companies, individuals, and universities to fund scholarships for Latino college students, perform citizenship and voter registration drives, and conduct youth leadership training programs. Over the past 19 years, LULAC Council 750 Little Rock has awarded approximately $850,000 in college scholarships to 450 students.