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Saturday 30 September 2023,

Civil engineering junior Adriana Ruiz saw her school expenses shrink after learning she was named an Obama Scholar by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund in August.

The scholarship is funded by a donation of $125,000 to the HSF from President Obama’s 2009 Nobel Peace Prize award money, according to a HSF release.

Ruiz received $2,500 at the beginning of the school year and will be awarded an additional $2,500 next year.

The scholarship was given to 12 Hispanic students nationwide — including students from USC, Harvard and UA — who plan to pursue a career in teaching high school science, technology, engineering and math classes.

Ruiz said she plans to pursue a teaching career in one of these fields after earning her master’s degree.

Read more in the State Press.

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