2023 Scholarship Recipients

DODELL WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Alison

Alison Noble
Los Angeles Valley College
Film Production

Alison strongly believes that knowledge, dedication, and passion can create a powerful alchemy that transforms individuals into the best version of themselves. She is grateful for the support she has received in her pursuit of success and the realization of her dreams.

 

 

 

Patricia Corona

Patricia Corona
University of Southern California
Marriage and Family Therapy

I am Patricia Corona from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. I have always had a passion for education, both to learn and to change my family's future trajectory. My life's mission statement is that you can never be too kind or too educated because there is always someone you can help or someone you can support. My career goal is to be a researcher and mental health clinician for women and immigrants. I am currently in my master's program and am working to be a part of a research paper to be published in preparation for my Ph.D. program application.

JEFFREY A. TIDUS SCHOLARSHIP FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

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Erva Tatlilioglu
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Doctorate of Medicine

She wishes to provide underserved communities with high-quality healthcare while serving as an educator, public health advocate, and role model in equal and exceptional public healthcare. She aims to maximize her graduate student experience by furthering her service-learning, clinical and non-clinical research, and volunteer opportunities and putting all her energy into getting the best education to be the best doctor she can be to serve and help raise underprivileged communities.

Marietta Cantsee

Marietta Cantsee
California State University, Los Angeles
Counseling in Vocational Rehabilitation

My name is Marietta Cantsee. I am an American Indian, Bron, and raised on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation in Colorado. My career began by having a conversation with an advisor at a community college. With encouragement and application by faith, I was accepted into the Psychology program. The undergraduate program was a struggle. However, I gained mentors in the program who assisted with direction and advice. It is my core belief to "Give back to the community." By giving back to the community, I realize that others can be encouraged toward education and that is how I have given back. My end career goal is to enter into a role that provides services to the community. I currently work with women with substance abuse and mental health issues, I want to be a bridge back into society for this population. I believe if they are given a chance to succeed they will.

STEPHEN L. TELLER & RICHARD V. HOTSON TV, CINEMA, AND THEATER SCHOLARSHIP

Tristian Ibarra

Tristian Ibarra
Los Angeles City College 
Cinema Production 

"Regardless of the difficulties and adverse challenges I may and have experienced, I want to inspire others to not be discouraged to overcome obstacles and pursue their own passions and career. After graduating I would like to continue working as a Director of Photography for films and documentaries."

SUSAN SCHULMAN BEGLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Jacqueline Vitela

Jacqueline Vitela
California State University, Los Angeles 
Animation 

"As a single mother of 3 young kids, I feel the need to become as educated as possible in order to be a better example and provider for my children for their future. I hope to become a professional Animator or Storyboard Artist after attaining my degree."

RICHARD V. HOTSON AND STEPHEN L. TELLER SCHOLARSHIP FOR LGBTQ+ STUDENTS

Bee Salazar

Bee Salazar
California State University, Dominguez Hills 
Studio Arts and Graphic Design  

Their core belief is "Caring for me is caring for you. Caring for you is caring for me. Offering life-saving and life-affirming support. Loving you is loving me. If you're not free, I'm not free." Their end career goal is to use art and design to make others' lives and their own more easeful, meaningful, and wonderful. They plan on accomplishing this by having a human-centered approach to communication design and becoming a licensed art therapist.

Ana Loya

Ana Loya
Long Beach City College 
Licensed Vocational Nursing 

My name is Ana Loya. I was born in Northern California but I have spent most of my life in Long Beach, California. My mission is to become a positive representation of my community in the medical field. I also hope to encourage others like me to continue pursuing their dreams no matter their obstacles. My goal is to get a Bachelor's in Nursing, and my end goal is to become a pediatric nurse practitioner. Currently, I am working on becoming a licensed vocational nurse and trying to learn as much as possible to give patients great care.

EDITH LAWRENCE AND FRANCES LAWRENCE TELLER VOCATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Jose Antonio

Jose Salazar
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Electrician

"I believe you to have to live with integrity and have empathy to create a positive energy to improve a positive outcome for others". His career goal is to work for the City of Los Angeles.

Jocelyn

Jocelyn Aguilar
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Electrical Construction and Maintenance: Electrician

Jocelyn Aguilar was born and raised in the city of Los Angeles. The idea to pursue an electrical career first began with an interest in computers and assisting her father on his projects. This turned into research on various careers, and looking into programs offered at LATTC, she decided to give electrical a try. She decided it was where she wanted to stay. Ms. Aguilar's motivation to succeed is to prove that a woman can make it in a male-dominated career and to inspire others to not be afraid to pursue their dreams. She would one day like to become a Master Electrician, either working for the city or starting her own business. In her spare time, Jocelyn has learned to build computers and repair phones as a hobby. Currently, Ms. Aguilar is looking at opportunities to start off her career as an electrician, looking into different fields and the skills she could gain from them.

INGER LAWRENCE - M.R. BAUER FOUNDATION NURSING STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

Shaday Wells

Shaday Wells
Long Beach City College
Nursing

Being a nurse means embodying compassion and strength. She wants to serve as a guiding light, providing unwavering support to individuals as they navigate through their most challenging moments. It is through this calling that she seeks to leave a lasting impact, not only on individual lives but also on the world at large.

Mingda Xu

Mingda Xu
California State University, Los Angeles
Nursing

He is determined to build his own practice that provides high-quality wellness, health maintenance, and medical aesthetics, so the patients can have the confidence and health to reach as far as they can in life.

Danielle Kerr

Danielle Kerr
Glendale Community College
Nursing

Danielle Kerr was born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother returned to school to complete a Bachelor’s degree during her high school years, thus encouraging Danielle to return to school at the age of 25. Her journey has guided her to the field of nursing. She is dedicated to being of service to those in need with the ultimate goal of becoming a nurse practitioner. Danielle is entering her second semester of nursing school and currently serves as the Vice President of her Nursing cohort. She is excited and humbled to be able to continue her journey in the Nursing field.

Destiny Novillo

Destiny Novillo
Los Angeles Harbor College
Nursing

My name is Destiny Novillo. I was born in Los Angeles, CA. Surviving the foster care system from the age of 8 years old, taught me that my education was the only thing I could control. Throughout my high school and college years, I enjoyed science and mathematical courses, where I discovered my interest in how the human body works through its multi-organ systems. There are several things about our world that I would like to change for the better, and pursuing my nursing degree is a start in which I can impact others through patient education and the promotion of health and well-being. I am currently in a nursing program working towards my RN license and then plan to further my education to obtain a bachelor's degree in nursing. I would love to one day become a nurse practitioner.

ELIZABETH CARTER SCHOLARSHIP IN ARCHEOLOGY 

SYLVIA & SAMUEL SCHULMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
(FALL ONLY) 

THE SHERMAN & FRANCES L. TELLER TEACHING
CREDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP

McKenna Mobley

McKenna Mobley 
California State University, Los Angeles
Anthropology/Archaeology

She is specifically interested in examining the ritual uses of Paleoethnobotany in subterranean spaces in the Maya Lowlands. McKenna is currently working on her thesis project. After she obtains her Ph.D. in Maya Cave Archaeology, she plans on establishing her own Paleoethnobotany firm and conducting as much field work as possible in Maya areas.

Dia James

Dia James
Los Angeles Pierce College
Psychology

I am Dia James, a student parent at Los Angeles Pierce College, and I am passionate about psychology. My brother's battle with schizophrenia has motivated me to pursue this field of study. Despite facing challenges, I have achieved academic success, including honors and dean's list awards.

My goal is to study psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and become a Doctor of Medicine in psychology. I am also the president of Alpha Gamma Sigma Honors Society, a EMBARC Project mentor, and a SPARC initiative leader.

My experiences have heightened my empathy and commitment to seeking sustainable solutions. Sharing my story has been cathartic, and I hope to connect with and support others facing similar challenges.

Hennesy Salcido

Hennesy Salcido
California State University, Los Angeles
Urban Learning

My name is Hennesy Salcido. I was raised in Compton, California, between the cross streets of Rosecrans and Central. Becoming an educator is very rough, especially when you happen to be a first-generation student in poverty-level education. Pursuing higher education took a lot of motivation to want to go to college, because of not knowing what to expect once you entered college. The educators around me inspired me to become an educator when I felt I had no support. My goal is to be the best educator for my students and help them gain more confidence in themselves and their capabilities. I want to continue school and get my Ph.D. in Special Education, as I am working to get my teaching credential.

DODELL WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Emily Pita

Emily Pita
Cerritos College
Mental Health Worker

Leila Solouki

Leila Solouki
Pepperdine University
Psychology

JEFFREY A. TIDUS SCHOLARSHIP FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

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Alejandro Campos Robledo
University of Southern California
Occupational Therapy 

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Lianna
California State University, Los Angeles 
Nursing

STEPHEN L. TELLER & RICHARD HOTSON TV, CINEMA, AND
THEATER SCHOLARSHIP

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Fernanda Tapia
Los Angeles City College 
Cinema Production 

Maxine

Maxine Torosian
Glendale Community College
Cinematography and Editing

THE SHERMAN & FRANCES L. TELLER TEACHING
CREDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP

SUSAN SCHULMAN BEGLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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Vivian Thong
UCLA Teacher Education Program 
Teacher Education iMathematics 

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Andrea Dargo
Cerritos Community College 
Business Administrative 

RICHARD V. HOTSON, JR. AND STEPHEN L. TELLER SCHOLARSHIP FOR LGBTQ+ STUDENTS

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Jose Morales
Los Angeles Trade-Tech College 
Visual Communications 

EDITH LAWRENCE AND FRANCES LAWRENCE TELLER VOCATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

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Kellisha Martin
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Nursing

Jenny

Jenny Linga
American Career College
Licensed Vocational Nursing

INGER LAWRENCE-M.R. BAUER FOUNDATION NURSING STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

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Kristine Cole
University of Southern California (USC) 
Family Nurse Practitioner 

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Sarah Stauffer
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science 
Nursing

Povkaknika Sokkhom

Povkaknika Sokkhom
Long Beach City College
Registered Nurse

Mayumi

Mayumi Lometillo
Cal State Los Angeles
Nursing

ELIZABETH CARTER SCHOLARSHIP IN ARCHEOLOGY 

SYLVIA & SAMUEL
SCHULMAN MEMORIAL
SCHOLARSHIP

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Nicole Smith
University of California, Los Angeles
Anthropology/Archaeology

Sarah A. Dedman

Sarah Dedman
Moorpark College
Child Development

DODELL WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Nonna

Nonna Milyavskaya
California State University, Northridge
Psychology

Maria.Echeverria

Maria Echeveria
Cerritos College
Sociology

JEFFREY A. TIDUS SCHOLARSHIP FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

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Elsa Gomez
California State University, Fullerton
Nursing

THE SHERMAN & FRANCES L. TELLER TEACHING
CREDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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Chelsea Carrillos
California State University, Northridge
Multiple Subject Credential Program

Kara Gutierrez

Kara Gutierrez
Cal Poly Pomona
Multiple Subject Credential Program

ELIZABETH CARTER SCHOLARSHIP IN ARCHEOLOGY

SUSAN SCHULMAN BEGLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship Recipients (Website) (1)

Jean Pickard
California State University Dominguez Hills
Anthropology/Archaeology

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Carmen Garcia
Cypress College
Mortuary Science

STEPHEN L. TELLER & RICHARD HOTSON TV, CINEMA, AND THEATER SCHOLARSHIP

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Iris Navarro
West Los Angeles College
Film and TV Production

RICHARD V. HOTSON, JR. AND STEPHEN L. TELLER SCHOLARSHIP FOR LGBTQ+ STUDENTS

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Bo Hwang
Los Angeles Mission College
Pre-Medical, and General Science Studies

Samuel Mendoza

Samuel Mendoza
American Career College
Physical Therapist Assistance Program

INGER LAWRENCE-M.R. BAUER FOUNDATION NURSING STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

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Felicia Melo
California State University, Los Angeles
Nursing

Yvette Santana

Yvette Santana
Mt. San Antonio College
Nursing

Ditte Wager

Ditte Wager
Moorpark College Nursing Program
Nursing

Maritza Crespo

Maritza Crespo
Moorpark College Nursing Program
Nursing

EDITH LAWRENCE AND FRANCES LAWRENCE TELLER VOCATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

SYLVIA & SAMUEL
SCHULMAN MEMORIAL
SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship Recipients (Website) (1)

Shanina Khan
American Career College
Nursing

Crystal Quezada

Crystal Quezada
West Coast University
Occupational Therapy

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