Twenty-one incoming freshmen have been selected to receive a Multicultural Community Service Scholarship from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

According to Bryan Samuel, the coordinator for Multicultural Recruitment at UNK, award recipients are expected to participate in activities and/or organizations that build a multicultural community.

“This may include participating in organizations that currently exist on campus or creating new organizations, as well as working closely with the Office of Multicultural Affairs,” Samuel said.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must graduate from a high school within the United States and meet UNK admission requirements. In addition, students must submit an application that describes their involvement in the multicultural community through participation in school and/or community activities. The scholarship pays full tuition and is renewable.

Students who received UNK’s Multicultural Community Service Scholarship are listed below alphabetically by hometown, along with their anticipated major:
Chadron – Amber Horse (Business Administration)
Creighton – Brian Shreves (Psychology)
Gering – Gabriella Garcia (Nursing)
Friend – Hector Vela (Deciding)
Grand Island – Astrid Garcia (History Education), Rachel Hernandez (Business Administration), Rachel Mendez (Business Accounting) and Norma Miranda (Pre-Nursing)
Holdrege – Monica Fuentes (Elementary Education)
Lexington – Horatio Alvarez (Deciding), Wilfredo Cabrera (Physics), Cinthia Cervantes (Business Accounting) and Karen Marino (Pre-Engineering)
Lincoln – Daphne Darter (Business Administration) and Amanda Davis (Radiology)
Omaha- Boys Town – Anita Adkins (Psychology)
Schuyler – Viridiana Arroyo (Deciding) and Isis Ortis (Deciding)
Scottsbluff – Ria Pramstaller (Pre-Optometry) and Marcela Sabala (Pre-Dental Hygiene)

               Lakewood – Justin Pagua (Computer Science)