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Barrett Honors College students are three out of the five students awarded the Laura Rendón Scholarship from the Arizona State University Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association this year.
The recipients from Barrett are:
Dwayne Martin-Gomez, a public health major
Lerman Montoya, a journalism major
Miguel Reyes, who is majoring in criminology and criminal justice, and transborder chicano/a studies.
CLFSA Rendón Scholars receive between $2,500 and $5,000 per academic year. They also become part of the CLFSA community engaging in networking, mentoring and cultural events.
The scholarship is named after Dr. Laura Rendón, a nationally renowned educator who, for eight years, served as a professor in ASU’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. As a professor, mentor and active member of ASU’s Chicano/Latino faculty community, she taught graduate level courses on Cultural Pluralism in Education, Professional Seminar in Higher Education and Student Diversity in Higher Education. She was also a member of the Research Faculty with the ASU’s Hispanic Research Center. Upon Dr. Rendón’s departure from ASU, and through her generosity, CLFSA endowed its scholarship in her name. Each year, CLFSA pays tribute to her leadership; character and academic excellence by awarding three students whose academic merit demonstrate these same virtues that will impact the Chicano/Latino community.
CLFSA is accepting applications for the 2019 Redón Scholarship. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2019.