Latinas in Progress Scholarship Recipients

LIP scholarship winners in front of Hurley Admin Building

Latinas in Progress is a pre-college program sponsored by the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas (HWNT), a non-profit state-wide organization established in 1986. HWNT’s purpose is to "promote the advancement of women in public, corporate and civic life through education, personal and professional development." LIP collaborates with universities and colleges across Texas to prepare program participants who are graduating high school seniors towards achieving their dreams of a college degree. UNT’s Division of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) and the Division of Enrollment partner with HWNT to host Latinas in Progress when participants tour the UNT campus as a part of their visits to colleges in the DFW Metroplex. IDEA provided six $2,500 scholarships for LIP participants who had been admitted to UNT and enrolled in the institution in fall 2021. The scholarhip recipients include Nicole Quintereo, Kimena Martinez, Natalie Torres, Daniela Fuentes, Ximena Valdez, and Miranda Vivanco pictured here with President Neal Smatresk, Vice President of IDEA Joanne Woodard, and Dr. Valerie Martinez-Ebers, UNT professor of Political Science and LIP supporter.