Ten students will be attending Pulaski Technical College (PTC) this fall with the help of scholarships provided by the college and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).
Randy Olivas of Sherwood, and Yazmin Santillan of Little Rock, each received a $1,500 renewable scholarship from PTC. Randy plans to pursue a career in automotive technology. And Yazmin is pursuing social work as a career. Yazmin also will represent LULAC Council 756 at the LULAC National convention in Salt Lake City with her travel and housing expenses paid for by local LULAC councils.
In addition, LULAC has awarded partial scholarships to eight PTC students. The recipients, the amount of the scholarship, and each student’s course of study are as follows:
Paola Rodriguez of Little Rock, $1,000, undecided major. Lizette Vazquez of North Little Rock, $1,000, Education. Natalie Carmona of Little Rock, $1,000, Cosmetology. Sugey Arias-Resendiz of Benton, $1,000, Occupational Therapy. Citlalmina Ilhuicamina of Little Rock, $500, Sociology. Angel Perez of Little Rock, $250, Automotive Technology. Harold Ordonez of Little Rock, $500, Business. Tonya Tesoro of Little Rock, $250, undecided major
“The scholarships provided by Pulaski Tech College to our two recipients this year is a testimony to the leadership of President Ellibee and the staff at the college,” said Terry Richard-Trevino, director of LULAC Arkansas.
Scholarship recipients must have graduated from an Arkansas high school with a grade-point average of at least 2.5 and have scored satisfactorily on the ACT/SAT or Compass exams. They must be Latino or be involved in Latino community affairs, and be U.S. citizens and Arkansas residents.
The Mission of LULAC is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.
Pulaski Technical College is a comprehensive, two-year college that serves the educational needs of central Arkansas through more than 90 occupational/technical degree and certificate programs, a university-transfer curriculum and specialized programs for business and industry. For additional information, visit PulaskiTech.edu