Meet the Scholars

2017 Recipients 



Aaron Benavides

Major: Political Science
Hometown: Corpus Christi, TX  

"I have always had the desire to be a sort of representative of the Latino/Hispanic community, but being an LSSP scholar has influenced me and serves as a daily reminder of why I am here and my role on campus."



Jisel Gomez

Hometown: Mundelein, IL

Major: Biological Sciences

"I go to office hours for the professors I have but I do not feel as if I really know them or that I have the confidence to approach them. With LSSP, I knew I had an existing support system of mentors prior to even arriving on campus."



Kelly Liang

Hometown: Miami, FL

Major: Political Science

"I now feel like I can go home and accomplish big tasks like policy change and not only influence my immediate family and friends but rather the broader community. I am no longer afraid to be more involved and take on bigger roles because of the confidence I have gained from being part of a program as grand as LSSP." 



Stacy Manrique 

Hometown: McAllen, TX  

Major: Computer Science

"Had it not been for LSSP I would not have made the decision to come to school here. Demographically the Latino outreach was lacking on the ND campus. ILS has been a home for me on campus as it focuses on the issues that are dear to me and my community. I feel as I have found a home away from home."