The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 772 recognized Arkansas Tech University students who received scholarship assistance through its organization this year during a banquet at ATU’s Doc Bryan Student Services Center in November.
The 17 ATU students honored during the banquet were Flavio Arellano of Dardanelle, David Andres Asimbaya Solano of Ecuador, Jaden Avila of Purcell, Okla., Alexandra Flores Lemus of Dardanelle, Justin Fuentes of Russellville, Evalisbeth Garcia Diazbarriga of Conway, Yasmin Garcia of Russellville, Diana Gonzalez of Fort Smith, Noelia Lopez of Little Rock, Nancy Martinez of Danville, Lesly Mendez of Little Rock, Mario Mendez of Dardanelle, Esperanza Montoya Banda of Cabot, Eunice Morales Mora of Russellville, Brandon Ramirez of Rogers, Francisco Valenzuela of Dyess and Alyssa Vega of Russellville. Alessandro Perez, a student at University of Arkansas Community College in Morrilton, was also recognized during the banquet.
According to its website, LULAC “advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 1,000 LULAC councils nationwide.”
Arkansas Tech and LULAC entered into a memorandum of understanding in October 2016 that provides enhanced educational opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
ATU is recognized as a LULAC Latino Destination Campus due to its efforts to facilitate student access and success for individuals of Hispanic descent.
Applications for the scholarships must be received by March 31 of each year.
Learn more at www.atu.edu/scholarships/third-party-scholarships.php.