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Isabeth Mendoza --May 2010

Isabeth Mendoza
CHCI-Cruise Industry Scholar
Hometown: Bell, CA
School: University of California, Berkeley
Major: Psychology

What field of study do you intend to pursue if you receive the CHCI Scholarship? How will it benefit the Latino community?

My parents migrated to America with the same goal every immigrant has for their children, the opportunity to have a better life. They granted my siblings this and more. All of the hardships my family has endured runs through my veins and I am determined to tell their story. As a journalist, I will give a voice to my community.

Majoring in Journalism, I plan to inform society about important issues impacting the Latino community. With my writing skills, I am confident I will be able to attain this goal. With my strong foundation and determination, I am destined to be successful.

How Has the Scholarship Changed Your Life?

As the end of my first year at the University of California at Berkeley draws near, I realize just how much the scholarship has helped me and am thankful for the award. CHCI has allowed me to get lost in the possibilities and opportunities Cal has to offer and has motivated me to not only succeed academically, but also civically. I have a passion for programs which inform the Latino community and other minorities about college and scholarships.

CHCI has given me financial relief, allowing me to concentrate on my studies and volunteer work. In addition, it has also alleviated the burden and worry from my family's shoulders. I attribute my success to CHCI, and in the future, with my PhD in hand; I will undoubtedly remember CHCI as being the stepping stone to my success.

Past Scholar of the Month

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Beverly Apodaca - May 2015 Scholar of the Month
Edwin Hurtado - April 2015 Scholar of the Month
David Rodriguez - March 2015 Scholar of the Month
Jennifer Villalobos - February 2015 Scholar of the Month
Maria Garibay Campos - January 2015 Scholar of the Month
Samantha Perez - December 2014 Scholar of the Month
Andrea Gutierrez - November 2014 Scholar of the Month
Elias Jimenez - September 2014 Scholar of the Month
Monserrat Baeza - August 2014 Scholar of the Month
Mayra Estrada - July 2014 Scholar of the Month
Isaias Faustino - June 2014 Scholar of the Month
Wendy Cartagena-Gonzalez - May 2014 Scholar of the Month
Cesar Esteban Bernal - April 2014 Scholar of the Month
Celia Flores - March 2014 Scholar of the Month
Aldo Sosa - February 2014 Scholar of the Month
Mikayla B. Aviles - January 2014 Scholar of the Month
Christian Guerrero - December 2013 - Scholar of the Month
Esperanza Perez - November 2013 - Scholar of the Month
Adrian Rosas September 2013 Scholar of the Month
Vivienne T. Meljen - August 2013 Scholar of the Month
Sophia DeAraujo - July 2013 SOTM
Ricky Vides - Scholar of the Month - June 2013
Kelvin Castillo - Scholar of the Month - May 2013
Xochitl Davila - Scholar of the Month - April 2013
Brian Ibarra - March 2013 Scholar of the Month
Jacqueline B. Odum - February 2013 Scholar of the Month
Alexis Nava Teodoro - January 2013
Cristina Gil - December 2012
Roy Nuñez -- November 2012 Scholar
Karla Arevalo-Alas -- October 2012 Scholar
Luis C. Alvarez Scholar -- September 2012
Carolina Gonzalez Scholar -- July 2012
Daniel Caraballo Scholar -- June 2012
Rose Aviles Scholar -- May 2012
Felix A. Navarro, Jr.-April 2012 Scholar
Andie Lee Gonzalez-March 2012 Scholar
Kevin Magaña-February 2012 Scholar
Rebecca Rodriguez-January 2012 Scholar
Erika S. DiVivo-August Scholar
Wesley Quevedo - July Scholar
Arlett A. Aguayo - June Scholar
Ricardo L. Baez-May Scholar
Natalie Chiriboga - April Scholar
Eddie L. Castanon - March 2011
Monica Avila -- February 2011
Daniel R. Lopez -- December 2010
Maria Murillo -- November 2010
Gilberto Chaidez, Jr. -- August 2010
Stephanie A. Alvarez -- July 2010
Christian Amador -- June 2010
Isabeth Mendoza --May 2010