Who Can Apply:
- Enrique Castillo truly had a passion for education and believed it should be afforded to everyone. As a first generation graduate, Enrique became an educator to ensure people from underserved communities received their fair share of opportunities.
- Growing up, Enrique was surrounded by a loving family. His father was a miner, and his mother was a homemaker raising 11 children. Although bright and curious, Enrique had always assumed he’d work in the cooper mines, however a 4th grade teacher recognized his interest in language and encouraged him to pursue his education. Through his mentors encouragement Enrique’s life and education became intertwined.
- Enrique went on to study English, History, and Education at Northern Arizona University. After marrying his college sweetheart and starting his career as a teacher, he went on to complete his Master’s degree.
- In whatever role Enrique took on throughout his career, he devoted his life to encouraging others to pursue their education and their dreams.
- This scholarship seeks to honor Enrique’s legacy and passion to promote higher education for all by awarding two BIPOC, first generation students who plan to earn a degree in English, History, or Education.
Submission: To apply, please tell us about yourself, the impact you hope to make on the world through your education, and what interests you about English, History, Education, or all.
Deadline: June 4, 2022