In Memoriam of Robert “Archie” Archuleta

The Chicana/o Scholarship Fund Board of Trustees is saddened by the loss of advocate, activist, teacher, and friend Robert “Archie” Archuleta in January 2019. Archuleta spent decades of his life advocating for the advancement of the Chicana/Chicano community in Utah and was recognized for his efforts with the Chicana/o Scholarship Fund Legacy Award at the 43rd Annual Chicana/o Scholarship Awards Reception in 2018.

The Archuleta family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Chicana/o Scholarship Fund (CSF). To continue honoring Archie’s legacy, the CSF Board of Trustees has established the Archie and Lois Archuleta Chicano Scholarship, which will be funded by these donations. The award will help support the academic studies of upcoming young activists at the University of Utah.

In 1973, in honor of the ideals and principles of equal opportunity and social justice in education, a group of Chicana/os comprised of members from the community and University of Utah students, staff, and faculty initiated the Chicana/o Scholarship Fund at the University of Utah. Committed to all students of diversity who promote the cultural pride and tradition of the Chicana/o-Latina/o community, the Chicana/o Scholarship Fund recognizes and assists students in their undergraduate and/or graduate education endeavors.

The Chicana/o Scholarship Fund awards up to twelve scholarships in an academic year. Awards range from $2,500 to graduating high school seniors (who will be entering their freshman year), $2,000 to undergraduate students, and $1,500 to graduate students at the University of Utah. Eligible students are selected on the basis of family background, life challenges, scholastic effort and involvement in community activities that promote cultural pride and strengthen the Chicana/o-Latina/o community. Financial need may strongly influence the final selection.

Past Recipients

Sinny Rios

Sinny Rios

2018-2019 Scholarship Recipient

“The U has allowed me to become aware of my passion to motivate more Latinx students to continue with higher education and the need for more minoirites to be a part of professional careers.”

Adrian C. Pozernick

Adrian C. Pozernick

2018-2019 Scholarship Recipient

"So far, I’m only at the beginning of my journey being a Chicano scholar. Yet, I feel that I have learned so much about who I am and what I represent. I have learned to embrace my race instead of feeling disgraced towards it."

Miriam Flores

Miriam Flores

2018-2019 Scholarship Recipient

"Attending the U has been a great experience! I have met many people and been able to give to my community and learn about my Latinx/chicanx/identity."

Contact Us

Do you need more information or have questions about the Chicana/o Scholarship Fund? Feel free to reach out to us, we'd love to help!

Anthony Shirley
Scholarship & Financial Resources Coordinator
a.shirley@utah.edu | 801-581-8151

Center for Ethnic Student Affairs
200 S. Central Campus Drive
Room 235
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 5:00pm

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