MJC Latina Leadership Network (LLN) is pleased to announce the recipients of the annual LLN Scholarship for their strong dedication to their studies and commitment to community service.
The competitive process was coordinated by 2021-2022 LLN Scholarship Chair:
- Lizette Covarrubias
- LLN Secretary: Alynna Martinez
- Professor Leslie Collins
- Professor Amanda Paquette
My name is Airy and I am a political science major transferring out of MJC this upcoming fall semester.
As a first generation, daughter of a single mother of 3, I have always valued the education I have received and continue to work hard to further support my family. Upon receiving my bachelor's, I will be enrolling in law school and plan to work as a public defender aiding defendants in our criminal justice system, a critical issue that continues to affect minorities.
As a legal assistant, I have also been exposed to many scenarios that encourage me to continue to prepare for this long-term goal and the ability to help others along the way. Overall, I am eager to pursue a higher education and set an example for my younger siblings and those who have overcome similar barriers as immigrants.
My name is Lizbet Villasenor and currently I'm finishing my sophomore year at MJC. I hope to transfer to UC Merced or UC Davis to obtain my bachelor's degree in Biology and a minor in Spanish.
After that I want to attend medical school to become an OB/GYN. My parents' hard work inspires me to continue my education and reach my goals. I hope that as a doctor, one day I will be able to help my community.
Evelyn Frias is a full-time student at MJC soon to be graduating with an associate degree in computer science.
After she is accepted into a 4-year university her goal is to earn a bachelor's degree in computer science and become a software developer. Her 5-year-old daughter is her continual inspiration for her restless pursuit of academic achievement.
I am a current MJC student, a Federal Work-Study (FWS) Student, and a mother to three wonderful children. I am the first-generation Mexican immigrant daughter to be able to attend college in my family.
My children, past life struggles, family, and community are what inspires me to continue my education. My academic goals are within the medical field I am working towards my A.S. degree. I see a need for preventative and long-term medical needs. I want to give back to my community as a health care professional. I want to lead by example so my children can see that they too can get a college education.