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Arlett A. Aguayo - June Scholar

2010 CHCI-Dell Scholar
Hometown: Grand Prairie, TX
School: North Lake Community College
Degree: AA, Education

What field of study do you intend to pursue if you receive the CHCI Scholarship?

My parents are primarily the reason for my pursuit of a higher education. Now that I have gotten older, I have realized the sacrifices my parents have made for me to have a better life. They left their home, their land, and family to be providers. They worked for minimum wage and lived the struggle of not understanding the language. Seeing what my parents went through compels me to provide them a better life. They have not only made me proud, but have taught me important life lessons like never give up.

I want to become a teacher because I enjoy learning. I feel like teachers can make a difference. I have had many great teachers that have taken the time to help me go further. Education can open doors and I wish to be part of the team that guides students to find the pathway to success. I want to be an inspiration to Latino students and be the proof that we can go as far as we want to go.

After spending years in public schools and socializing with different types of people, I have learned a few things about myself. I have a passion for helping others, for helping them succeed. I am eager to learn more about effective teaching or learning methods. I am fluent in Spanish and English with the ability to translate information for parents and students. I want to help my community be informed.

I am a Hispanic full of dreams and ambitions. I have seen the percent of Hispanic graduates and it upsets me the number is not as high as it should be. I want to motivate all races to continue their education far beyond high school.

How Has the Scholarship Changed Your Life?

I have said many times to my family that I would never have enough words to express my gratitude for all the help I got from CHCI during this year. Thanks to the CHCI Scholarship Program, I have being able to accomplish my goal on going to school. They played a significant role in making my journey at North Lake College one of the best years of my life. It has tremendously helped me to find my way in college.

Winning the CHCI Scholarship allowed me to continue with my college education. I have been so blessed; it has not only meant financial security, but is also an honor for my academic accomplishments. I am endlessly grateful and only hope that I can someday financially contribute in the same way the donors have helped.

Past Scholar of the Month

Mariam G. Lopez - August 2015 Scholar of the Month
Daniela Carbajal - July 2015 Scholar of the Month
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