We are proud to announce that Karolina Villagrana, pursuing a Master of Education Leadership at Columbia University’s Teachers College, has won our 2015 LatPro Scholarship award.
Karolina’s essay was inspirational and written eloquently. Since her college years, Karolina’s “passion resides within enhancing the educational landscape for Latino students so they may become proud college graduates”. As an assistant principal and former teacher, she invests her “time and effort in serving low-income communities where household resources are often limited”. Because she sees families dedicate themselves to their children’s education, she has committed herself “to serving them with an equal degree of dedication and pursue a master’s in educational leadership.” With her Masters Degree, Karolina hopes to serve the Denver community by opening an elementary school in southwest Denver.
Karolina’s intelligence, selflessness, and obvious drive will no doubt allow her success in his chosen career as an Educational Leader.
The seven finalists – Karolina Villagrana, Norma Nohemi Villagomez-Marquez, Mateo Rocha, Guillermo Martinez-Ariza, Joanna Llamas, Natalia Escobar and Melanie Delgado – were selected from thousands of other applicants for their dedication to learning, desire to make a positive impact on the world, and how their incredible stories have helped mold their future career paths. Choosing one winner was an incredibly difficult decision considering the exceptional student applicants and quality of their essays.
We want to thank our site visitors and all who voted to help us select a winner. The support shown through positive comments left for these students affirms both their career paths and the wonderful impact they already have on the lives of others.