FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 30, 2022


55 Students Selected to Receive California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation Scholarship

SACRAMENTO—The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation (CLLCF) announced today 55 students from across the state were selected to receive a 2022 CLLCF Scholarship worth $5,000, totaling $275,000 in scholarships being awarded. In its eighth year of operation, the CLLCF Scholarship Program received 1,042 applications.

“Congratulations to this group of exceptionally bright students across California on receiving the CLLF scholarship,” said Latino Caucus Chair, Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles). “These past two years have created unprecedented challenges for our students, and we are exceptionally proud of their hard work and excited to be investing in their future as they pursue higher education. On behalf of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, congratulations to all our recipients, we look forward to hearing the positive impact you will have in your communities”.

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 $5,000 scholarship, which aids eligible students admitted to or currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.

“We are very excited to be awarding 55 CLLCF scholarships to a diverse, talented group of deserving students. Our students across the state have worked tirelessly to overcome many challenges, including a global pandemic, and we could not be prouder of their hard work and resilience,” said Latino Caucus Vice-Chair Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Riverside). “It is our hope that these investments in California’s future leaders will not only support them in achieving their education and career goals but will also help ease the burden of debt that many students face.”

For complete details about the scholarship program criteria and parameters, please visit the Foundation website at www.cllcf.org. Details for the 2023 scholarship application process will be posted to the website early next year.

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.

2022 CLLCF Scholarship Winners

Abigail Quintana
Hometown: Los Angeles
Attending: Cleveland Institute of Art
Abril del Cielo Pineda-Sanchez
Hometown: Watsonville
Attending: CSU, Monterey Bay
Alejandra Lopez
Hometown: Williams
Attending: University of Southern California
Alejandra Moreno
Hometown: El Centro
Attending: CSU, Long Beach
Alejandro Villamil Hernandez
Hometown: Bakersfield
Attending: CSU, San Luis Obispo
Amado Ochoa
Hometown: Los Angeles
Attending: UC, Berkeley
Anahy Sarmiento Rosero
Hometown: Artesia
Attending: UC Irvine
Anamaria Ancheta
Hometown: San Diego
Attending: Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Angel Hernandez
Hometown: Moreno Valley
Attending: UC Riverside
Anthony Martinez
Hometown: Los Angeles
Attending: Boston University
Ariana Aparicio Aguilar
Hometown: Point Reyes Station
Attending: UC Riverside
Athziry Gomez
Hometown: San Diego
Attending: CSU, San Diego
Atziri Alejandra Escobedo 
Hometown: Fontana
Attending: UC Riverside
Brandon Sanchez
Hometown: Los Angeles
Attending: UC Berkeley
Celia Madhavi Lopez
Hometown: Cudahy
Attending: East Los Angeles College
Cinthia Gonzalez Reyes
Hometown: Fullerton
Attending: Stanford University
Denise Clarisa Jimenez-Tapia
Hometown: Lakeport
Attending: UC Los Angeles School of Medicine
Desiree Ramirez
Hometown: Colton
Attending: UC Berkeley
Diana Julissa Vicencio 
Hometown: San Bernardino
Attending: UC Los Angeles
Emily Ponce Olivares
Hometown: Los Angeles
Attending: UC Los Angeles
Fabiola Uribe 
Hometown: Turlock
Attending: CSU, Stanislaus
Fatima Ibanez  
Hometown: Baldwin Park
Attending: UC Merced
Ferran Cabeza De Vaca
Hometown: Chino
Attending: CSU, Fullerton
Gabriela Torres
Hometown: Riverside
Attending: University of Southern California
Gabriela Valencia-Rubio
Hometown: Orosi
Attending: Middlebury College
Ignacio Gutierrez Ramirez
Hometown: Los Banos
Attending: UC Merced
Jackelin Hernandez
Hometown: Stockton
Attending: UC Los Angeles
Jasmyn Rivera
Hometown: San Fernando
Attending: UC Santa Cruz
Jesus Miguel Andrade
Hometown: Kerman
Attending: UC Davis
Joshua James
Hometown: Long Beach
Attending: CSU, Long Beach

Julianna Garcia
Hometown: Riverside
Attending: UC Irvine
Kevin Rodriguez-Romero
Hometown: Pomona
Attending: Columbia University
Kyle Christopher
Hometown: Tracy
Attending: University of Southern California
Leyla Macias 
Hometown: Riverside
Attending: UC Berkeley
Lillian Avila 
Hometown: Fullerton
Attending: UC Los Angeles
Linette Gonzalez
Hometown: Lake Forest
Attending: CSU, San Diego
Manuela Herrera  
Hometown: Oxnard
Attending: UC Davis School of Medicine
Mariana Lara
Hometown: Salinas
Attending: CSU, Sacramento
Martel Emilio Mendoza
Hometown: Arleta
Attending: University of Southern California
Matthew Jaimes  
Hometown: Los Angeles
Attending: Pitzer College
Mauricio Garcia Garibay
Hometown: Norwalk
Attending: CSU, Fullerton
Maylin Ortiz  
Hometown: Oakland
Attending: CSU, East Bay
Mia Arredondo
Hometown: Shafter
Attending: CSU, Bakersfield
Omar Coronel Sanchez
Hometown: Santa Maria
Attending: CSU, San Luis Obispo
Ramon Salado Romo
Hometown: Desert Hot Springs
Attending: Stanford University
Reyna L. Guzman Martinez 
Hometown: Baldwin Park
Attending: CSU, Los Angeles
Sandra Romero
Hometown: Huntington Park
Attending: UC Berkeley
Sebastian Adriel Guzman
Hometown: Baldwin Park
Attending: University of Southern California
Sebastian Figueroa  
Hometown: Riverside
Attending: Brown University
Victor Romero 
Hometown: Heber
Attending: UC Irvine
Victor Torres
Hometown: Easton
Attending: UC Hastings School of Law
Yesenia Mancilla
Hometown: Montebello
Attending: CSU, Dominguez Hills
Yolanda Cerezo
Hometown: Los Angeles
Attending: UC Los Angeles
Zachary Solis Zavala
Hometown: Whittier
Attending: West Coast University
Zayanna Serrano
Hometown: Downey
Attending: UC Irvine

For complete details about the scholarship program criteria and parameters, please visit the Foundation website at www.cllcf.org. Details for the 2023 scholarship application process will be posted to the website early next year.

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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