Seventeen students from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have been awarded scholarships from the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) 750 for the 2021-2022 academic year.
UA Little Rock’s students are among the 46 students from colleges and universities across the state selected for this year’s awards. The 17 students are receiving a total of $14,812, with some matching funds from UA Little Rock.
This year, LULAC awarded more than $316,000 in scholarships to 46 students from UA Little Rock, Arkansas Tech University, University of Central Arkansas, Arkansas State University, Shorter College UA-Pulaski Tech, Arkansas State University, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Hendrix College.
They will be honored during a virtual gala at 6 p.m. Dec. 3. LULAC will also recognize UA Little Rock once again as a premier Latino Destination Campus for the university’s continued support to the Latino community.
UA Little Rock’s scholarship recipients include Andrea Vargas, a civil engineering major; Jenifer Carmona Garcia, a Spanish and elementary education double major; Miracle Willis, a nursing, political science, and Spanish major; Alexey Chacon-Perez, a nursing major; Gerardo Ramirez, a civil engineering major, Ahtziri Saldana, a civil engineering major; Janette Munoz, a nursing and Spanish double major; Maria Ávalos, a nursing major; Christine Jones, a professional and technical writing graduate student; Jimena Balada, an international business and human resources major; Blanca Arias, a social work major; Griselda Delgado Torres, a social work major; Maria Elkhattabi, a biology and anthropology double major; Javier Gonzalez Luna, a construction management major; Luis Velasquez, a civil engineering major; Luis Martinez, a business major, and Luis Torres, a construction management major.