The Paso del Norte Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the Carl L. and Sandra E. Wright Scholarship for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Established by native El Pasoan and UTEP graduate Carl Wright and his wife Sandra, this scholarship recognizes female undergraduates majoring in STEM fields from across the country.
The scholarship was created to support women in STEM and honors the outstanding women scientists and engineers who Mr. Wright worked alongside during his diverse engineering career.
“The scholarship review committee was pleased to receive applications from all over the country and the talent and hard work of these students is utterly amazing, “said Carl Wright, “As always, choosing just one recipient is an exceedingly difficult decision; all of the young women who applied for the scholarship are so deserving and showed vastly different strengths in their applications. Our selected recipient, Angelina Xu, is an outstanding young scientist and much deserving of the award.”
In addition to awarding Ms. Xu with the 2021 Carl L. & Sandra Wright Scholarship for Women STEM award, the selection committee was compelled to create five additional awards to include the Grant Reviewer’s Leadership Award and the Grant Reviewer’s Medical Awards.
2021 recipients include:
Angelina Xu: Recipient of the Carl L. and Sandra E. Wright Scholarship for Women in STEM ($5,000)Hometown: Basking Ridge, New JerseyCollege Information: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Katherine Kelly: Grant Reviewer's Medical Award ($500)Hometown: San Antonio, TexasCollege Information: Chamberlain University College of Nursing
Sameera Lopez: Grant Reviewer's Medical Award ($500)Hometown: El Paso, TexasCollege Information: Texas A&M University
Gladys Reveles: Grant Reviewer's Medical Award ($500)Hometown: El Paso, TexasCollege Information: The University of Texas at El Paso
Rachael Loberger: Grant Reviewer’s Leadership Award ($500)Hometown: llsboro, ORCollege Information: Vanderbilt University
Kynnidi Caffey: Grant Reviewer's Medical Award ($500)Hometown: Memphis, TNCollege Information: Prairie View A&M University
Ana Paola Aranzola, Loretto graduate and inaugural recipient of the Carl L. and Susan Wright Scholarship for Women in STEM has begun to pursue her engineering degree at the University of El Paso.
To support women in STEM, please make a gift to Carl L. & Sandra Wright Scholarship for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math | Paso Del Norte Community Foundation (pdnfoundation.org)