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June 22, 2017


CA Latino Caucus Foundation Announces Recipients of Statewide Scholarship Program

SACRAMENTO - The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation (CLLCF) announced today that 60 students across California have been selected to receive a CLLCF Scholarship. This year, the Foundation increased the total amount of scholarship funds awarded from $25,000 to $60,000 to aid eligible students admitted to or currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.

In its third year of operation, the CLLCF Scholarship Program received over 400 applications from throughout the state. Winners were selected from the highly competitive pool of applicants, and evaluated using the following criteria: academic performance, personal statements, extracurricular activities, leadership positions held, special awards and honors received, and work history. Each winner will receive a $1000 scholarship for educational purposes.

“We are thrilled that we can offer scholarships to so many deserving students,” said California Latino Legislative Caucus Chairman Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego). “The 60 scholarship recipients set themselves apart with their intellectual energy, scholastic achievement, and community involvement. We are very proud of the passion, impact and ideas we heard from these incredible CLLCF Scholars and we know they will become a great part of California’s future.” 

2017 CLLCF Scholarship Winners

Aida Cuahutli Castaneda
Hometown: San Diego
Attending: CSU San Francisco
Alondra Guadalupe Velazquez
Hometown: La Mirada
Attending: UCLA
Andrea Consuelo Coto
Hometown: South San Francisco
Attending: CSU San Jose
Andrea Santos
Hometown: Winters
Attending: UC Davis
Angela Bree Drexler
Hometown: Pacoima
Attending: UC Berkeley
Ariana Carolina Rios
Hometown: Los Angeles
Attending: Middlebury College
Arlie Alejandra Carrillo
Hometown: Delano
Attending: UC Irvine
Ashley De Luna
Hometown: Azusa
Attending: CSU Pomona
Brianna Escobedo
Hometown: Riverside
Attending: UC San Diego
Carla Judith Vazquez
Hometown: Hollister
Attending: UC Santa Barbara
Christian E. Jimenez Bustos
Hometown: Los Angeles
Attending: CSU Los Angeles
Christian Jair Benitez Hernandez 
Hometown: South Gate
Attending: CSU Los Angeles
Cindy Lara-Alejandro 
Hometown: Riverside
Attending: UC Riverside
Claudia Duenas
Hometown: San Pablo
Attending: CSU Sacramento
Daniela Becerra
Hometown: Stockton
Attending: UC San Diego
Dariela Herrada
Hometown: National City
Attending: UCLA
Diana Lizette Gutierrez
Hometown: Azusa
Attending: Azusa Pacific University
Edward Albert Malacon
Hometown: Cerritos
Attending: Stanford University
Elizabeth Madrigal 
Hometown: Gonzales
Attending: UC Berkeley
Emily Christine Sierra
Hometown: Covina
Attending: Creighton University
Erika Leticia Chavez 
Hometown: Bell
Attending: UC Santa Barbara
Federico Madera 
Hometown: Huron
Attending: CSU Fresno
Genesis Jara
Hometown: Downey
Attending: CSU Long Beach
Gissela Isabel Moya
Hometown: Berkeley
Attending: UC Berkeley
Gus Isaiah Sausedo
Hometown: Whittier
Attending: CSU Fullerton
Hector Mauricio Avila
Hometown: Santa Barbara
Attending: Santa Barbara CC
Hugo Santiago
Hometown: Bell
Attending: UC Berkeley
Isabella Blanco
Hometown: Berkeley
Attending: UC Berkeley
Jacqueline Delgado
Hometown: Los Angeles
Attending: UCLA
Jacqueline Stephanie Sotelo
Hometown: La Mirada
Attending: UC Santa Barbara

Javier Lopez Quintana
Hometown: Los Angeles 
Attending: UC Berkeley
John Matthew Garcia
Hometown: Fresno 
Attending: Fresno City College
Jonathan De Jesus Escalante
Hometown: North Hollywood     
Attending: UCLA
Julissa Perez Lima 
Hometown: Oakland 
Attending: UC Davis
Kobe Bryan Kendall 
Hometown: Riverside
Attending: UC Irvine
Liliana Chan
Hometown: Chula Vista
Attending: UC Berkeley
Lizzbeth Tavares 
Hometown: Los Angeles 
Attending: Imperial Valley College
Ma De Los Angeles Vidaurri Tostado 
Hometown: Thermal
Attending: UC Riverside
Madeline Aguirre  
Hometown: Pico Rivera
Attending: George Washington Univ.
Maria Morales  
Hometown: Orange          
Attending: USC
Maricela Ruth Egan
Hometown: Anaheim
Attending: Northland College
Marisol Salas 
Hometown: Riverside
Attending: Riverside City College
Melanie Lizeth Rojas 
Hometown: Los Angeles 
Attending: CSU Northridge
Nicole Crystal Garcia 
Hometown: South Gate
Attending: Harvey Mudd College
Monica L. Alamo 
Hometown: Los Angeles
Attending: Mount Saint Mary’s Univ.
Oscar Morales 
Hometown: Buena Park
Attending: USC
Osiel Isaian Arteaga 
Hometown: Bakersfield
Attending: UC Davis
Rachel Rosemarie Dinh-Lopez
Hometown: Stockton 
Attending: CSU Sacramento
Ramon Leija  
Hometown: Indio      
Attending: UC Riverside
Rocio Aguayo 
Hometown: San Bernardino 
Attending: UC Riverside
Rodolfo Gonzalez Rios  
Hometown: Fresno 
Attending: CSU Fresno
Rose A. Chavez 
Hometown: El Monte   
Attending: UCLA
Sandy Cruz Reyes
Hometown: Santa Barbara
Attending: Loyola Marymount Univ.
Sandy Torres-Mendoza 
Hometown: Ontario 
Attending: UC Riverside
Sydnee Victoria Salazar 
Hometown: Pomona
Attending: CSU Pomona
Trinidad Santos
Hometown: Winters
Attending: Princeton University
Wendy Sayuri Guzman
Hometown: San Bernardino 
Attending: UC Riverside
Yulvi Reyes Solorio
Hometown: San Diego
Attending: University of La Verne
Zoe I. Flores-Villagran
Hometown: Los Angeles
Attending: University of Hawaii
Zoraida Quiroz
Hometown: Hayward 
Attending: CSU Sacramento

“Access to a quality education can provide an incomparable foundation for a students’ future,” added Caucus Vice Chair, Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher (D-San Diego). “For this reason, we thank Oportun for partnering with us this year to make more scholarships available. We saw in these applications an impressive class of students. The personal stories and heartfelt recommendations were eye-opening and compelling. We could not be more proud of the students receiving the 2017 CLLCF Scholarships.”

“Congratulations to all of the CCLCF scholarship winners,” said Raul Vazquez, CEO of Oportun, a financial technology company. “We are investing in your education because we believe in your potential and know that you have what it takes to build a better future for yourselves, your families, and your communities. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the CCLCF in this endeavor.”

Details for the 2018 Scholarship Application process will be posted to the website early next year. For complete details about the scholarship parameters, please visit the Foundation website at www.cllcf.org.

The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation is a charitable, non-profit established to promote and advocate on behalf of the Latino community in California and to educate the public about Latino culture, heritage and issues of importance to Latinos in California.

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June 20, 2016


CA Latino Caucus Foundation Announces Recipients of Statewide Scholarship Program

(SACRAMENTO) - The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation (CLLCF) announced the 25 students selected to receive a CLLCF Scholarship. The Foundation awards $25,000 annually in scholarship funds to eligible students admitted to or currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.

In its second year of operation, the CLLCF Scholarship Program received over 250 applications from throughout California. Winners were selected from the highly competitive pool of applicants, and evaluated using the following criteria: academic performance, personal statements, extracurricular activities, leadership positions held, special awards and honors received, and work history. Each winner will receive a $1000 scholarship for educational purposes.

“This year, the scholarship applicants demonstrated immense drive, admirable dedication to the community, and strong work ethic, which made the selection process extremely difficult,” said California Latino Legislative Caucus Chairman Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas). “The recipients set themselves apart with their influence upon others and innovative ideas. With the tremendous potential exhibited by the students, we look forward to seeing their future accomplishments.”

2016 CLLCF Scholarship Winners

Mariela Barraza Saucedo
Hometown: Sun Valley
Attending: UC Santa Barbara
Jasley Caballeros
Hometown: Whittier
Attending: Mount St. Mary’s University
Stephanie Catañeda
Hometown: Downey
Attending: UC Irvine
Oscar Cervantes
Hometown: Sacramento
Attending: UC Davis
Bibiana Contreras Lopez
Hometown: South El Monte
Attending: CSU Los Angeles
Zuleyma Duran
Hometown: Riverside
Attending: UC Riverside
Elizabeth Esquivel
Hometown: San Jose
Attending: De Anza College
Lizzet Gonzalez
Hometown: Los Angeles
Attending: CSU Northridge
Daniel Hermosillo
Hometown: Los Angeles
Attending: Occidental College
Rosalia Hernandez
Hometown: Fresno
Attending: CSU Fresno
Kimberly Hernandez-Ventura
Hometown: Pomona
Attending: UC Berkeley
Zenaida Huerta
Hometown: Whittier
Attending: Claremont McKenna College
Zinnai Lopez
Hometown: San Diego
Attending: CSU San Diego
Maria MacDonald
Hometown: Sacramento
Attending: American River College
Alexis Miller
Hometown: Richmond
Attending: Wellesley College
Mariel Montes
Hometown: Stockton
Attending: UCLA
Angel Moreno
Hometown: Bakersfield
Attending: UC Santa Barbara
Eusevio Ortega
Hometown: Madera
Attending: UC Davis
Nelva Perales
Hometown: San Diego
Attending: UC Irvine
Gilbert Ramos
Hometown: Salinas
Attending: UC Berkeley
Steven Silva
Hometown: El Monte
Attending: UC San Diego
Eduardo Solis
Hometown: South Gate
Attending: UCLA
Brayan Sosa Molina
Hometown: Los Angeles
Attending: CSU Stanislaus
Joseline Tobar
Hometown: South Gate
Attending: UCLA
Martiza Valencia
Hometown: Indio
Attending: College of the Desert

“Access to a quality education can provide an incomparable foundation for a students’ future,” added Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), who serves as CA Latino Legislative Caucus Vice-Chairman. “This year has been our most competitive applicant pool yet, and I congratulate each of these students for all that they have accomplished. I am proud that the Foundation is able to support these deserving students as they strive to achieve their goals.”

Details for the 2017 Scholarship Application process will be posted to the website early next year. For complete details about the scholarship parameters, please visit the Foundation website at www.cllcf.org

The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation is a charitable, non-profit established to promote and advocate on behalf of the Latino community in California and to educate the public about Latino culture, heritage and issues of importance to Latinos in California.

Contact:
Sarah Palacios
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(310) 489-4865

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