The Chicana/o Scholarship Fund Celebration is an annual event hosted by the CSF Board of Trustees dedicated to recognizing that year’s scholarship recipients. This year’s Chicana/o Scholarship Fund Celebration will be September 27, 2019 at 6 pm.

For more information regarding this event, contact Anthony Shirley.

Current Recipients

Join us in congratulating our 2018-2019 Chicana/o Scholarship Fund Recipients!

Yessenia T. Sontay-Ajanel

“Having the privilege to be at the University of Utah is a reminder that I am here because of my family, my community, scholarships such as Chicana/o, and God. Their love and support has and continues to be my drive.”


Jennifer Padilla

“The U has been the place where I have learned to grow as I embrace my heritage as well as develop friendships and skills that will lead to life choices.”


Andrea Cazares Rosas

“I attended the summer Business Bridge program this summer, it has allowed me to be exposed to the business world, for that I am grateful.”


Angie Camposano Meza

“Attending the University of Utah for about three years and being involved with student programs has helped me get out of my comfort zone. It has taught me to grow as a person and a leader.”


Thalia K. Tran

“I have had an amazing experience at the U. CESA has made me feel accepted and like I have a place at the U.”


Brenda Garcia

“The Bridge Summer Program gave me a jump-start into college, which the Chicana/o Scholarship Fund contributed to.”


Alessandra Zamora Holt

“The Diversity Scholars was probably one of the best things I’ve done in college. It helped find my place at the U, and I would say it kept me here as it prevented me from feeling isolated. I found community and some of my dearest friends in that program.”


Gerardo Hernandez-Perez

“By majoring in Elementary Education, I plan to support students in low-income communities in providing accessible quality education.”


Adrian C. Pozernick

“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

“Attending the U has been a great experience. I have met many people who have become a huge support system and a second family. For example, M.E.Ch.A. Because of this group, I have been able to grow and find the inner leader I have in myself. I have also been able to give to my community and learn about my Latinx/Chicanx/identity.”


Valeria Escobar

“My experience at the U has made me question myself, question my life, cry, laugh, and become a humble, more loving person. I’ve made friendships that I know for a fact will last a lifetime. Also, I’ve met some badass women.”


Adilene Bernal-Muñoz

“My experience at the U has been good so far. The committee has been a great help with answering any questions that I have about transferring and the different clubs that I can join.”


Flor Martinez

“My time at the U has been great. I have learned so many new things and have met so many amazing people here. People who have guided me and have helped through hard times. The Chicana/o Scholarship has helped in getting to know many of the people on this campus.”


Sinny Rios

“The U has allowed me to become aware of my passion to motivate more Latinx students to continue with higher education. The U has also allowed me to become aware of the need for more minorities to be a part of professional careers. The Chicana/o Scholarship has given me the opportunity to begin and continue my journey with higher education.”


Daniela Gonzalez-Pureco

“The U is a very diverse place and I’ve gotten an overwhelming amount of help and support. I’m excited to be starting classes in the fall.”


Bryan Bañuelos Jara

“I was able to interview for the scholarship in Spanish. I was accepted into the Honors College and plan to do an Honors Degree.”