2023 - 2024 Scholarship Recipients
Marion Freeborn Undergraduate Scholarships
Darya Einollahi is a single mother and non-traditional transfer student majoring in Cellular Biology and plans to pursue a career as an Osteopathic Doctor (DO). After watching many loved ones fall victim to opioid addiction after an injury, she realized her true calling. As both a mother and a mentor, she is passionate about guiding people to achieve optimal health using an integrative approach in order to not risk possible future addictions and injuries.
Mariana Perez Sierra is double majoring in International Relations and Chicana/o Studies with a minor in Human Rights. After her undergraduate education she will apply to law school to join the legal and policy making arena for the advocacy of marginalized and underserved communities who have been dehumanized across systematically unequal structures. Her work at the UC Davis AB540 & Undocumented Student Center, along with her position as a senior paralegal student intern at the Flynn Law Office in Oakland, California, has enforced her passions in immigration and civil rights law. As an attorney, she will uphold the voices and testimonios of our communities.
Madison Wong is a senior majoring in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning. Through her volunteer work with education, conservation, and humanitarian organizations, she has learned the importance of inclusive communication and interdisciplinary knowledge in enacting change. She plans to focus on these goals as she pursues a career in environmental policy and law. As she works towards her long-term goal of environmental stewardship, she remains dedicated to leading with integrity and kindness.
Kate Fizell Founder’s Scholarship
Evelyn Aguilar is majoring in Sociology and Psychology and plans to pursue a career in social services. Her work as a peer advisor for the UC Davis Guardian Scholars Program has allowed her to connect with her own community and find her passion in helping bridge the gap for underrepresented groups. She has had the opportunity to intern for a local non-profit organization that fully furnishes the first homes of transition age foster youth. Her work, volunteer experience, and background have inspired her to become an advocate for underserved youth. She hopes to earn a master’s degree in social work and wants to continue to provide resources, guidance, and support.
Marion Freeborn Re-Entry Scholarship
Maria Del Carmen Morales Arellano is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Education. Pursuing her higher education has been a lifelong goal despite setbacks and obstacles, such as language barriers and family obligations. Her volunteer work with at risk-students at Unity High School in Oakland, California, fueled her passion for being an education advocate, raising awareness around mental health, and collaborating with students and school staff to create a better community. She plans to become a high school counselor and hopes to foster a community that promotes equity, diversity, and better opportunities for low-income students to pursue higher education.
Carol Lee Coss Memorial Scholarship
Carmen Flores is currently pursuing a major in Design. With an unwavering passion for the world of visual communication, she envisions a future where design serves as a powerful tool for accessibility and education. She is currently a graphic designer for UC Davis' Student Affairs Marketing and Communication. Carmen is driven by her belief that creativity has the potential to be a gateway to learning and connection.
Blanche L. Price Scholarships
Mindy Tran is a Biomedical Engineering major at UC Davis and currently serves as the president of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Through her involvement in SWE, she has had the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals as well as foster a supportive and inclusive community within the STEM field. Her plans after graduation involve pursuing a career in the medical device industry, where she hopes to design and manufacture affordable and efficient medical devices to improve access to healthcare resources for those in need.
University Farm Circle Next Chapter Scholarships
Michael Ivener is a graduate of Delta High School. He will be studying Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior
Heather Li is a graduate of Davis Senior High School. She will be studying Managerial Economics.
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