Maria Villafuerte

Student, University of Texas at Austin

One of our board members, Christian Cordova, said this about our scholarship recipient: 

"We picked Maria Villafuerte because of her determination and academic excellence. Ranked 7th in her class, Maria has worked hard to perform well in high school and to give back to others. Coming from a hard-working family from Guanajuanto, Mexico, Maria has juggled work, AP classes, and volunteer activities. She has been involved in Keep Eastside Beautiful, Breakthrough Austin, and Roy Lozano Ballet Folklorcio de Texas during her time in high school. She has been admitted to and will attend The University of Texas at Austin. She hopes to obtain a bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology while training to be a nurse so that she can help those with mental illness within her community. "

The board for Envisioning Greater Success was excited to award Maria with a $2,000 scholarship.