6 Aug 2015

Getting in on the Act Six

Getting in on the Act Six

Author: Bonnie Hughes  /  Categories: Campus, Education  / 

Eleven students across the Yakima Valley won full-tuition scholarships to Heritage University through the Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative. Selected through a rigorous three-month competition among more than 100 applicants valley-wide, these emerging community leaders were chosen for their distinctive leadership, academic potential and commitment to making a difference in their communities.

The 11 selected to receive the Act Six scholarships at Heritage this year are:

Justin Burke,
West Valley High School
Samuel Cuevas,
Grandview High School
Jesus Grajales,
White Swan High School
Isaias Guerrero,
Sunnyside High School
Sandra Mena,
Granger High School
Alexis Osuna,
Sunnyside High School
Alexis Oxley,
Sunnyside High School
Brandon Padgett,
Sunnyside High School
Efren Ponce,
Zillah High School
Anitramarina Reyna,
A.C. Davis High School
Cecilia Vizcaino de la Mora,
A.C. Davis High School

Act Six seeks to develop urban and community leaders to be agents of change on campus and in their hometowns.  Since Act Six began, 61 cohorts of ethnically diverse and mostly first-generation, low-income scholars from Tacoma, Seattle, Portland, Spokane and the Yakima Valley have enrolled at eight Northwest colleges and universities.

This is the fifth year the Act Six scholarships have been awarded at Heritage. In addition to the new cohort, 45 other Act Six scholars have enrolled at Heritage. The first two members of the initial cohort graduated from Heritage

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