The Young Women’s Alliance is excited to announce the recipients of our 2022 scholarship. YWA awards scholarships each year to high school aged women who exemplify our core values: Lead, Educate, Network and Serve.
Thank you to our generous sponsor, H-E-B, for helping to make this possible!
Adelmi will be attending the University of Texas at Austin to pursue a major in Biomedical Engineering. She aspires to gain skills that will enable her to become a leader with an open mindset that is reliable and cooperate – and ultimately become a role model for young girls.
Carla Vences Barrueta
“Howdy, Y’all! I am Carla Vences, a senior at Del Valle High School class of 2022. I enjoy picnics with my friends, jamming out to music, and exploring the amazing things that Austin has to offer. I am beyond excited to share that I plan to further my academic career at the University of Texas at Austin where I will be majoring in Business. I am so excited about this journey and I can’t wait to see what it has in store for me. I want to take a minute to thank the Young Women’s Alliance Scholarship for their support as well as my mom, sister, coaches, all of the teachers that have instructed me to this point, and my friends who have been of great support. Without any of these amazing individuals to cheer me on I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Hook’ em horns!”
Esmerelda plans to continue her education at Austin Community College and complete an Applied Associates Degree in Biotechnology and transfer to UT Austin to complete my career pathway.
“I am currently taking Biotechnology classes at Del Valle High School and I plan to complete my biotech certification in the fall. In the future I want to give back to my community just like YWA had done for me.”
Kemrya is headed to Texas State in the fall, planning to pursue a major in Biochemistry, achieving her biggest dream today – going to college!
“In the fall I am most excited to be in a new environment. I think change can be a great thing and can help one grow better as a person. I’m also excited to make new friends and make great memories.”
Lisset will be a first generation college student attending either Texas State or Austin Community College in the fall.
“I’ve always wanted to become a role model to young girls seeking to be in industries where men typically dominate. I didn’t have many role models growing up but always heard how girls are also capable of doing it, so I would like to actually empower girls by showing them it’s possible.”