Scholarship recipients (L to R): Daniela Cazares, Nicole Garibay Macias, Susan Barnett, Isabela Gamez, and Lexus Matos.
The Arizona Latino Media Association distributed five $1,000 scholarships to deserving students from Arizona State University and the University of Arizona on Friday, Jan. 19.
The recipients were chosen based on academic and extracurricular accomplishments as determined by an ALMA scholarship committee.
The scholarships were presented during ALMA's Spring Mixer hosted at Univision Arizona. ALMA has been awarding scholarships, internships, conference registrations, and professional development travel grants throughout its 27-year history.
Three scholarship winners were from the University of Arizona and two from Arizona State University.
They are: Daniela Cazares, University of Arizona; Lexus Matos, Arizona State University; Isabela Gamez, University of Arizona; Nicole Macias Garibay, Arizona State University; and Susan Barnett, University of Arizona.
The mixer drew more than 70 people, including family members of scholarship recipients. One family drove from Juarez, Mexico, to be there as their daughter received the scholarship award.
The mixer also featured a charity raffle. Items won included tickets to a Phoenix Suns game, an Arizona Diamondbacks game, a Pepe Aguilar concert and a foursome to play at the Raven Golf Club.
2024 ALMA Board members and scholarship recipients (L to R): Anita Luera, Jhoana Molina, Al Macias, Daniela Cazares, Isabela Gamez, Richard Ruelas, Susan Barnett, Nicole Garibay Macias, Juan Villa, Lexus Matos, Jonathan Higuera, and Gabriel Gamino.