photo by Barbara Johnston
Karla Burgos-Morón, class of 2019, has been awarded the 2017-2018 Lou Holtz Leadership Scholarship. This merit-based scholarship was established by Mr. Mike Harper in 1995 and is awarded annually. Mr. Harper created this award to honor Lou Holtz because of the high level of respect he has for Coach Holtz’s leadership capability. The purpose of the grant is to encourage scholarship recipients to develop their own leadership qualities, which are so exemplified by Lou Holtz.
The criteria for this scholarship is demonstrated leadership in residence hall programs, spiritual activities, community service, student government organizations, student activities, entrepreneurial projects, interhall sports, or any combination of these or other activities in the area of student life. The Selection Committee found that your involvement in all facets of student life here at Notre Dame makes you a deserving candidate for this scholarship.
Karla is a Political Studies major with supplemental majors in Latino Studies and Peace Studies. She has spent a semester studying in Washington, D.C. and plans to return this summer for an Institute for Latino Studies sponsored internship with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services program in anti-trafficking. Karla is a well-respected leader on campus serving as the co-president of the Student Coalition for Immigrant Advocacy, co-vice chair of the Diversity Council, and co-chair of the Latino Honor Society. Karla is an impassioned advocate for immigrants and refugees, especially victims of trafficking. ILS is thrilled that this strong student leader and future legal and public policy advocate is being honored with such a prestigious award.