Young Latinas Leadership
Five women, all freshmen at The City University of New York,
have been named recipients of the first Young Latinas Leadership
Institute Scholarship. The students were awarded $1000 for
four years to be used toward their college tuition. In addition
to the scholarships, as inaugural participants in the Young
Latinas Leadership Institute, the young women will be paired
with prominent Latina professionals as mentors and will be
invited to all conferences and seminars sponsored by 100 Hispanic
The scholarship winners are:
Yesenia Garcia, Hunter College, Computer Technology.
Nicole Caruso, New York City College of Technology, Human
Luissa Christina Chevere, Lehman College, Child Psychology.
Lavinia L. Solano, College of Staten Island student, fashion
Enita Lauren Rivera, Baruch College, Hotel Management.
More than 86,000 Hispanic students are enrolled at The City
University of New York, half of them pursing undergraduate
and graduate degrees. More than 62% of those students are women.#