The Latinos Unidos del Norte and Enlaces Scholarship Committee has selected Dulce Villaseñor as the recipient of the scholarship offered through the UA President’s Scholarship Program.
The following is an interview with Dulce Villaseñor through email by Daniel Darrow.
Dan: Again, congratulations! What are you studying at the university? Which year are you in?
Dulce: Thank you. I’m currently a sophomore studying towards a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Linguistics.
Dan: What are your goals for after graduation?
Dulce: After graduation, I will be actively pursuing a career with the Department of State to hopefully serve as a foreign service officer or specialist. I also want to strengthen and specialize my skills in foreign languages, specifically in Portuguese and Korean, to add to my current languages of Spanish and American Sign Language to serve a broader community.
Dan: How will this scholarship help you with school and your future goals?
Dulce: In regard to schooling, I will definitely put the funds towards my tuition and books. This opportunity not only allows me to pay for my required classes, but to expand my knowledge and expertise in the business field. The scholarship definitely relieves the stress of making ends meet and will allow me to focus on my academia for my future.
Dan: Are you involved with the community? What extracurricular activities do you do?
Dulce: I’m an active member of Student Advisory Council for Student Support Services (SSS) at UAF. I spearheaded the formation of two scholarships for the SSS students who are first generation, low-income, or who are disabled which gives them an opportunity to better their education. I am also hoping to continue the Spanish tutor position for the Foreign Languages Department at UAF. I love serving others and I want to expand my community service in helping the Latino community.
Dan: Any bit of advice for future students?
Dulce: My advice is to not be afraid to ask for help and to introduce yourself with faculty and professors. By creating a good network around you, whether it involves family, professors, or friends, know that help and support is always available. And also, don’t forget to relax and have fun! Enjoy every aspect of the college experience and don’t be scarred from mistakes, grow from them.
The UA President’s Scholarship Program “is a discretionary scholarship program designed to allow the University of Alaska President to accommodate or supplement the needs of selected community organizations and students…” This scholarship is available to any student in the UA System (UAF, UAA, UAS) and is typically available to accept applications in March. The scholarship committee meets in June and the winner is announced in July.
If you are interested in this scholarship or have any questions, please contact Daniel Darrow firstname.lastname@example.org (scholarship coordinator).