Scholarship Winners


2015 Scholarship Winners

2015 Banquet

DATE: Saturday, April 18, 2015


3015 At Trinity Groves
3015 Gulden Lane
Dallas, TX 75212


Jim Avila, ABC News White House correspondent

Nick Valencia, CNN correspondent


More than 200 people attended our event. At the height of our evening, our guests were sending more than 600 tweets reaching almost 900,000 people. A huge thanks also to all of you who donated to the Bert Lozano Scholarship. We surpassed our goal by raising $5,150! Bert’s family was touched and honored by the naming of the scholarship in Bert’s name.




Jose Carreon
Inaugural Bert Lozano Scholarship

Jose is a sophomore at El Centro where he is a student leader on campus. He produces videos for peer mentoring and founded the El Centro College Film Society. Jose plans to study Radio/TV/Film at the University of Texas.

Karen Gavis
NBC 5 & Telemundo Scholarship

Karen will attend the University of Texas at Arlington as a senior next fall. She has served as editor for the Tarrant County College College paper, The Collegian and Texas Christian University’s new site

Maria Lempke
Dr. Elba Garcia Scholarship

Maria is a senior at Frisco’s Wakeland High School. She is president and senior producer of Wakeland’s TV program as well as producer and editor for the districtwide Frisco’s ISD TV. Maria plans to attend the University of North Texas.

Elvia Limon
Mary Kay Scholarship

Elvia is a graduate student at UNT where she is a vice president of the campus NAHJ chapter. She also is a teaching assistant for the Mayborn School of Journalism. Elvia has written for the North Texas Daily.

Christian Schneider
Domingo Garcia Scholarship

Christian is a senior at McKinney High School. He is a producer for the school’s news program MHS1. Christiaan plans to pursue a career in broadcast journalism at the University of Texas.

Jessica Amador
Time Warner Cable Scholarship

Jessica is a junior at the University of Texas at Arlington, and is majoring in public relations. She reports for The Shorthorn newspaper and is involved with groups like the UTA DREAM Factory and LULAC. She previously interned with the Dallas Bar Association.

Madeline Peña
Lowes Construction Scholarship

Madeline, a sophomore at Texas Christian University, is majoring in strategic communications. She is an associate editor at The Skiffx360, vice president of the school’s student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and serves as a peer mentor.

Daniel Jose Litwin
Barson Utilities Scholarship

Daniel is a freshman at the University of Missouri Walter Williams School of Journalism. He is currently a Delta Chi associate member and member of Mizzou Forte, an a cappella choir. Daniel is a graduate of McKinney Boyd High School.

2016 Scholarship Winners

2016 Banquet

Saturday, April 16, 2016


Location: eM The Venue
1500 Dragon St.
Dallas, TX 75207

TIME: 6 p.m.-10 p.m.


Alfredo Corchado
Bureau Chief, The Dallas Morning News
Author, Midnight in Mexico

Alfredo Corchado, the longtime Mexico City Bureau Chief for The Dallas Morning News, will be our keynote speaker. He is also the author of Midnight in Mexico where he shares his personal experience covering the drug wars, cartels and violence in Mexico.

Corchado recently became the director of  The Borderlands Program at the Cronkite School of Journalism in Arizona.


Carlos Zapata, reporter/fill-in weekend anchor for Telemundo 39
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Johana Suárez, anchor/reporter for Univision 23
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Scholarships Awarded:



Andrea Carrizales
Southern Methodist University

Andrea Czobor
University of North Texas

Fernando Andres Echeverria
North Central Texas College

Maritza Esquivel
University of Texas at Arlington

Francisco Ramos
University of North Texas

2017 Scholarship Winners

2017 Banquet


2018 Scholarship Winners

2018 Banquet

DATE: Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017


Meso Maya
1611 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75202


Francisco Vara-Orta




Brenda Chavez
The University of Texas at Arlington
Bert Lozano Scholarship

Fernando Krasovski
The University of North Texas
Mercedes Olivera Scholarship

Sarah Ortiz
Mercedes Olivera Scholarship

Joe Valdez
The University of North Texas
Mercedes Olivera Scholarship

Arianna Vedia
The University of Texas at Arlington
Mercedes Olivera Scholarship


2019 Scholarship Winners

2019 Banquet

DATE: [Date TBD) 2019


410 N Bishop Ave.
Dallas, TX 75208


Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews
CBS News Executive Vice President of Strategic Professional Development




Paulina Fonseca
The University of Texas at Arlington

Edward Medeles
The University of Texas at Arlington

Iara Roberto
The University of Texas at Arlington

Emely Romo
Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership in Dallas

Julio Vega
The University of Texas at Arlington


Past Winners

year first last name school year amount
1989AndrewCavazosUniversity of Texas at Arlington1989$1,500
1989Juan CarlosDe LeonUniversity of Texas at Arlington1989$1,500
1989FeliciaJacksonTexas Woman's University1989$1,500
1989HenryMartinezUniversity of North Texas1989$1,500
1989RomanPenaUniversity of North Texas1989
1989Mary ElizabethPenaUniversity of Pennsylvania1989
1990Maria H.J.CacdacUniversity of St. Thomas1990$1,500
1990AndrewCavazosUniversity of Texas at Arlington1990$1,000
1990Mary ECedilloUniversity of Pennsylvania1990$1,000
1990Juan CarlosDe LeonUniversity of Texas at Arlington1990$1,500
1990GeorgeEsquivelUniversity of North Texas1990$700
1990NellyFernandezUniversity of Texas at Austin1990$1,500
1990RobertoGalindoRichland College1990$1,500
1990Eric EGarciaRichland College1990$1,500
1990DorothyGentryUniversity of North Texas1990$1,000
1990LydiaGuajardoTexas Tech1990$500
1990TeleaJohnsonTexas Tech1990$1,500
1990LULAC 2721990$500
1990TonyMartinezSouthern Methodist University1990$1,000
1990HenryMartinezUniversity of North Texas1990$1,000
1990Lewis TMcHenryUniversity of Texas at Arlington1990$1,000
1990LindaPerezAmerican University1990$1,500
1990VeronicaPuenteUniversity of North Texas1990$1,500
1990SammyRamirezUniversity of Texas at Arlington1990$1,000
1990AdrianeWilsonUniversity of North Texas1990$1,500
1990ChristinaZertucheUniversity of Texas at Austin1990$500
1991PatriciaArellanoUniversity of North Texas1991$2,000
1991FrancesCastenedaSouthern Methodist University1991$1,500
1991Maria H.J.DurandUniversity of Texas at Arlington1991$1,500
1991Kriss AnnFernandezSouthern Methodist University1991$1,000
1991RobertoGalindoSan Francisco Art Institute1991$1,500
1991LauraHingauanzoSouthern Methodist University1991$750
1991Lewis TMcHenryUniversity of Texas at Arlington1991$1,500
1991Jaime FMendozaMountain View College1991$750
1992ChristinaAdameUniversity of North Texas1992$750
1992Sandy FloresBaumannEastfield College1992$500
1992Maria Hannah JCacdacUniversity of St. Thomas1992$1,000
1992Stella MariaChavezUniversity of Texas at Austin1992$1,000
1992RosarioDazaStephen F. Austin State University1992$750
1992ElizabethDeLaGarzaTexas Christian University1992$1,000
1992Kriss AnnFernandezSouthern Methodist University1992$1,000
1992AnabelLunaArt Institute of Dallas1992$500
1992Maria DManzanaresSouthern Methodist University1992$1,000
1992Jeffery CurtisMaysColumbus1992$750
1992Jeffery CurtisMaysColumbus1992$250
1992Louis TMcHenryUniversity of Texas at Arlington1992$1,000
1992LindaPerezAmerican University1992$500
1992VeronicaPuenteUniversity of North Texas1992$1,000
1992Maria BlancaSalazarUniversity of Texas at Austin1992$500
1992Natesha GWyrickUniversity of Texas at Austin1992$1,000
1993Brenda EvaAlvaradoUniversity of Texas at Austin1993$500
1993Stella MariaChavezUniversity of Texas at Austin1993$1,500
1993ElizabethDe La GarzaTexas Christian University1993$1,000
1993Michelle RachelDiazUniversity of North Texas1993$1,000
1993Cynthia AnneFrancoSouthern Methodist University1993$1,000
1993Annalissa LGalvanUniversity of Texas at Austin1993$500
1993Matthew RGarciaUniversity of Texas at Austin1993$500
1993ValerieGodinesUniversity of Texas at Austin1993$500
1993Christy AnnetteGonzalesUniversity of Texas at Austin1993$500
1993Stephanie AnnGriestUniversity of Texas at Austin1993$500
1993Claudia M.LermesUniversity of North Texas1993$500
1993Louis TLuftopSouthern Methodist University1993$1,500
1993Brian SMartinezUniversity of Texas at Austin1993$500
1993Lisa RMondragonUniversity of North Texas1993$1,500
1993Milexis JRodriguezUniversity of Texas at Austin1993$1,000
1993Maria RebeccaVillasenorUniversity of Texas at Austin1993$500
1993Adrian CarlosZamaronUniversity of Texas at Austin1993$500
1994IreneAbregoUniversity of North Texas1994$750
1994CarmenAlvaradoUniversity of Texas at Arlington1994$500
1994VictoriaCalvilloTexas Christian University1994$1,500
1994AndrewCavazosUniversity of Texas at Arlington1994$750
1994StellaChavezUniversity of Texas at Austin1994$1,000
1994RufusColemanHoward University1994$500
1994Cynthia AnneFrancoSouthern Methodist University1994$500
1994CindyGarciaTexas Christian University1994$750
1994Christy AnnetteGonzalesUniversity of Texas at Austin1994$500
1994SharonLeeSouthern Methodist University1994$500
1994VeronicaPuenteUniversity of North Texas1994$1,000
1994MarciRegaladoUniversity of Texas at Arlington1994$1,500
1994Emma LisaRiosTexas Wesleyan University1994$500
1994Milexis JRodriguezUniversity of Texas at Austin1994$1,000
1995Carmen GAlvaradoUniversity of Texas at Arlington1995$750
1995JosephBazbazUniversity of North Texas1995$750
1995VictoriaCalvilloTexas Christian University1995$750
1995RebeccaGuzmanUniversity of Texas at Arlington1995$1,500
1995Karla BlancaHernandezUniversity of Texas at Austin1995$500
1995TamaraHillTexas Woman's University1995$500
1995Angela GarciaNelsonTexas Woman's University1995$500
1995MarciRegaladoUniversity of Texas at Arlington1995$1,000
1995Emma LisaRiosUniversity of Texas at Austin1995$500
1995Milexis JRodriguezUniversity of Texas at Austin1995$1,250
1995ElizabethSalinasUniversity of Texas at Austin1995$750
1995DianaSoriaTexas Christian University1995$500
1995JosephStumpoEastfield College1995$750
1995MichaelVegaUniversity of Texas at Arlington1995$1,500
1996Victoria A.CalvilloTexas Christian University1996$500
1996IsaacFazRichland College1996$1,600
1996RebeccaFlores-PierceUniversity of North Texas1996$1,600
1996CynthiaFrancoSouthern Methodist University1996$1,000
1996Veronica VGarciaUniversity of North Texas1996$500
1996AnthonyGutierrezUniversity of Texas at Arlington1996$1,000
1996MarcellenaHernandezRed Oak High School1996$500
1996Ana MariaNarroEastfield College1996$500
1996RobertOrnelas Jr.University of Texas at Arlington1996$750
1996MarciRegaladoUniversity of Texas at Arlington1996$1,000
1996VanessaSaenzUniversity of Texas at Arlington1996$750
1996VanessaSaenzUniversity of Texas at Arlington1996$750
1996Penelope RSanchezUniversity of Texas at Arlington1996$750
1996Penelope RSanchezUniversity of Texas at Arlington1996$750
1996MichaelVegaUniversity of Texas at Arlington1996$1,250
1996ChrisVelezUniversity of Texas at Arlington1996$750
1996ChrisVelezUniversity of Texas at Arlington1996$750
1997CarmenAlvaradoUniversity of Texas at Arlington1997$1,500
1997ClaudiaAmadorAdamson High School1997$750
1997Francisca SAvalosUniversity of Texas at Arlington1997$750
1997Eva-MarieAyalaTarrant County Community College1997$1,500
1997Marc G.BenavidezUniversity of Texas at Arlington1997$1,500
1997SylviaCarrizalesTexas Christian University1997$1,500
1997PatricioCrookerTexas Christian University1997$1,500
1997MarianoDominquezSkyline High School1997$1,500
1997IsaacFazUniversity of Texas at Austin1997$2,500
1997ClaudiaGalindoSunset High School1997$1,500
1997Veronica VictoriaGarciaUniversity of North Texas1997$500
1997Jennifer MHelmsTexas Christian University1997$750
1997MeylaHookerSouth Grand Prairie High School1997$500
1997IsmaelMartinezSkyline High School1997$1,500
1997Ana MariaNarroEastfield College1997$750
1997IsraelRiveraUniversity of North Texas1997$1,500
1997PenelopeSanchezUniversity of North Texas1997$2,500
1998ZintiaAlfaroSkyline High School1998$1,500
1998Carmen GAlvaradoUniversity of Texas at Arlington1998$1,500
1998Eva-MarieAyalaUniversity of Texas at Arlington1998$1,500
1998G. MarcBenavidezUniversity of Texas at Arlington1998$1,500
1998SylviaCarrizalesTexas Christian University1998$1,500
1998BarbaraClarkRowlett High School1998$500
1998AaronCortezSouth Grand Prairie High School1998$750
1998MarianoDominguezRichland College1998$1,500
1998IsaacFazUniversity of Texas at Austin1998$2,500
1998LilianaFernandezWoodrow Wilson High School1998$500
1998MarcyHernandezTyler Junior College1998$750
1998VictoriaLandinUniversity of North Texas1998$1,500
1998IsmaelMartinezUniversity of Texas at Austin1998$1,500
1998Elizet HMartinezRowlett High School1998$750
1998Phillip J.MoralesSkyline High School1998$1,000
1998Ana MariaNarroUniversity of Texas at Arlington1998$1,000
1998RosanneOrtegaUniversity of Texas at Arlington1998$2,500
1998JessicaRamirezSkyline High School1998$750
1998Adnan ATezerUniversity of Texas at Austin1998$2,000
1998TraceyTorresBishop Lynch High School1998$500
1999ZintiaAlfaroMountain View College1999$750
1999AraceliAreolaSouthern Methodist University1999$1,000
1999Eva-MarieAyalaUniversity of Texas at Arlington1999$1,500
1999Gene MarcBenavidezUniversity of Texas at Arlington1999$750
1999KendraBoomeUniversity of North Texas1999$1,500
1999Stefanie DCarterUniversity of Texas at Austin1999$1,500
1999Amber GayleColemanDePauw University1999$1,000
1999AaronCortezMountain View College1999$750
1999ElizabethDel ToroUniversity of North Texas1999$1,500
1999MarianoDominguezRichland College1999$1,500
1999Ramona IGutierrezUniversity of North Texas1999$500
1999HectorHernandezBrookhaven College1999$750
1999VictoriaLandinUniversity of North Texas1999$1,500
1999Jennifer ChristineLiscanoSouthwest Texas State University1999$500
1999IsmaelMartinezUniversity of Texas at Austin1999$1,500
1999Elba AMartinezBrookhaven College1999$500
1999PhillipMoralesSouthern Methodist University1999$1,000
1999BarryOrtegaUniversity of North Texas1999$1,500
1999RosanneOrtegaUniversity of Texas at Arlington1999$1,000
1999Monica B.WantUniversity of North Texas1999$500
2000AraceliArreolaSouthern Methodist University2000$1,500
2000Eva-MarieAyalaUniversity of Texas at Arlington2000$1,500
2000Stefanie DCarterUniversity of Texas at Austin2000$1,500
2000AshleyClarkNorthwestern University2000$1,000
2000MarianoDominguezUniversity of North Texas2000$750
2000ChristopherLeeAlcorn State University2000$1,500
2000GuadalupeSilvaUniversity of Texas at Dallas2000$750
2000Monica BWantUniversity of North Texas2000$1,500
2001AraceliArreolaSouthern Methodist University2001$2,500
2001BlancaCantuTexas A&M University in Commerce2001$2,500
2001Nhung "Nikki"DoungSouthern Methodist University2001$1,500
2001MarinaMartinezUniversity of Texas at Arlington2001$1,500
2001MonicaWantUniversity of North Texas2001$2,500
2002EduardoAlemanUniversity of North Texas2002$1,250
2002MarisaAlvaradoUniversity of Texas at Arlington2002$1,250
2002AraceliArreolaSouthern Methodist University2002$1,500
2002BlancaCantuNew York University2002$1,250
2002ElizabethDel ToroUniversity of North Texas2002$750
2002Nhunj "Nikki"DoungSouthern Methodist University2002$1,500
2002CarlosFloresIrving Nimitz High School2002$500
2002MichelleGarciaUniversity of North Texas2002$750
2002MarcyHernandezUniversity of North Texas2002$1,000
2002DeliaJamoloUniversity of Texas at Arlington2002$1,250
2002SylviaNavaUniversity of North Texas2002$750
2002AndreaPorterTexas Christian University2002$1,500
2002Angel HiranVerdejoUniversity of Texas at Arlington2002$1,500
2003EddieAleman Jr.Dallas Baptist University2003$1,000
2003MarisaAlvaradoUniversity of Texas at Arlington2003$1,500
2003AraceliArreolaSouthern Methodist University2003$1,000
2003MaryBarreraTarrant County College2003$500
2003BlancaCantuNew York University2003$1,000
2003Nhunj "Nikki"DoungSouthern Methodist University2003$1,500
2003BethFrancescoUniversity of Texas at Arlington2003$750
2003ThomasHernandezFlower Mound High School2003$1,000
2003DavidHerronUniversity of Texas at Austin2003$1,000
2003RoxannaLatifTarrant County College2003$1,000
2003JuliaMoralesCrandall High School2003$500
2003ElizabethRubalcavaMolina High School2003$1,000
2003AriawnaTaltonLincoln High School2003$1,000
2003AngelVerdejoUniversity of Texas at Arlington2003$1,000
2004MarisaAlvaradoUniversity of Texas at Arlington2004$1,500
2004JaclynBarrientosUniversity of North Texas2004$500
2004SylviaCamachoUniversity of Texas at Arlington2004$1,000
2004NikkiDuongSouthern Methodist University2004$500
2004NoorElashiUniversity of North Texas2004$1,500
2004James MichaelHernandezUniversity of North Texas2004$1,500
2004RoxannaLatifiTexas Christian University2004$1,500
2004AnaLopezUniversity of North Texas2004$1,000
2004DeniseSalmeronUniversity of Texas at Austin2004$1,000
2004LuzVarelaUniversity of North Texas2004$1,500
2004KeithWilson Jr.University of North Texas2004$1,000
2005KevinBuekerUniversity of Texas at Arlington2005$1,500
2005ZelmyCarrilloCollin County Community College2005$1,000
2005DanielDiazUniversity of North Texas2005$1,000
2005RoxannaLatifiTexas Christian University2005$500
2005AdanLopezUniversity of North Texas2005$1,000
2005CristinaMazutisThe Art Institute of Dallas2005$1,000
2005OmarMilanoUniversity of North Texas2005$1,000
2005JessicaRamirezUniversity of Texas at Arlington2005$1,500
2005BrittaniRobinsonUniversity of Missouri2005$1,000
2005KeithWilson Jr.University of North Texas2005$500
2006LindseyBeverTarrant County College2006$1,500
2006AlyssaFryUniversity of Texas at Arlington2006$1,500
2006JohnnGossettUniversity of Arkansas2006$1,000
2006VanessaLeyvaUniversity of Texas at Austin2006$1,500
2006OmarMilanoUniversity of North Texas2006$1,000
2006TracieMoralesUniversity of Texas at Arlington2006$3,000
2006ElizabethRubalcavaSouthern Methodist University2006$1,000
2006MelissaWinnUniversity of Texas at Arlington2006$1,500
2007ArlindaArriagaSt. Mary's University2007$1,000
2007LindseyBeverTexas Christian University2007$3,000
2007DejaniraCastillejosUniversity of Texas at Arlington2007$1,000
2007ErinHaganSouthern Methodist University2007$2,500
2007CrystalQuinonesNorth Lake College2007$2,500
2007SusanTallantTexas Christian University2007$3,000
2008ArlindaArriagaUniversity of North Texas2008$3,000
2008DominicBracco IIUniversity of Texas at Arlington2008$1,000
2008PatriciaEspinozaTexas Christian University2008$1,000
2008AlexaGarcia-DittaUniversity of Texas at Arlington2008$2,000
2008Katie B.MartinezTarrant County College2008$2,000
2008CrystalQuinones-PachecoNorth Lake College2008$2,000
2008LeslieRangelUniversity of Texas at Austin2008$3,000
2011MonicaDominguezUniversity of North Texas2011$1,500
2011MarianaGalvas VianaUniversity of North Texas2011$1,500
2011VallariGupteUniversity of Texas at Arlington2011$1,500
2013JuanArmijoTexas Woman's University2013$1,500
2013CristinaDe LeonUniversity of Texas at Arlington2013$1,500
2013MarioMontalvoTexas Christian University2013$1,500
2013CassandraRodriguezUniversity of North Texas2013$2,000
2013Rosi LindaSanchezUniversity of North Texas2013$1,500
2013OlmarVanegasUniversity of North Texas2013$2,000
2014CristinaDe LeonUniversity of Texas at Arlington2014$2,500
2014JimenaFragaUniversity of Texas at Arlington2014$2,500
2014ValerieGonzalesTexas Christian University2014$2,500
2014DanielLitwinUniversity of Missouri2014$2,500
2014MarioMontalvoTexas Christian University2014$2,500
2014JazminVasquezSouthern Methodist University2014$2,500
2015JessicaAmadorUniversity of Texas at Arlington2015$2,500
2015JoseCarreonUniversity of Texas at Austin2015$5,000
2015KarenGavisUniversity of Texas at Arlington2015$5,000
2015MariaLempkeUniversity of North Texas2015$2,500
2015ElviaLimonUniversity of North Texas2015$2,500
2015DanielLitwinUniversity of Missouri2015$2,500
2015MadelinePenaTexas Christian University2015$2,500
2015ChristianSchneiderUniversity of Texas at Austin2015$2,500
2016AndreaCarrizalesSouthern Methodist University2016$2,500
2016AndreaCzoborUniversity of North Texas2016$5,000
2016Fernando AndresEcheverriaNorth Central Texas College2016$2,000
2016MaritzaEsquivelUniversity of Texas at Arlington2016$2,500
2016FranciscoRamosUniversity of North Texas2016$5,000
2017DianaBonillaUniversity of Texas at Arlington2017
2017BrendaDe la CruzUniversity of Texas at Arlington2017
2017DanielaIbarraUniversity of North Texas2017
2017NardaPerezUniversity of Texas at Arlington2017
2018AriannaVediaUniversity of Texas at Arlington2018
2019PaulinaFonsecaUniversity of Texas at Arlington2019$5,000
2019EdwardMedelesUniversity of Texas at Arlington2019$3,000
2019IaraRobertoUniversity of Texas at Arlington2019$3,000
2019JulioVegaUniversity of Texas at Arlington2019$3,000
2020AlejandraBalbuenaUniversity of North Texas2020$3,500
2020IridianaBarcenasUniversity of Texas at Arlington2020$3,000
2020RocioHernandezUniversity of Texas at Arlington2020$4,500
2020KrissihaLagosUniversity of Texas at Arlington2020$3,000
2020IsisMartinUniversity of North Texas2020$2,000
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