Congratulations to past winners:

2019: Johanna Moncada Sosa, Lorena Tabrane, and Brittney Vargas

“I am passionate about developing effective advocacy and support systems for marginalized communities. During my time at UVA I am most proud of my work as Diversity Liaison at the UVA Career Center, Resident Adviser, and my role within DreamersOnGrounds.” -Lorena Tabrane 

“I am most passionate about working towards a world without oppression and am most proud of fostering communities through various outlets, including Central Americans for Empowerment, DREAMers on Grounds and the Multicultural Student Center.” -Johanna Moncada Sosa

“I am most passionate about empowering womxn and people of color to embrace their worth and succeed in their goals. I am most proud of the mentorship, support, and positive impact I provided through my role as a Resident Advisor and other community involvement.” -Brittney Vargas


2016: Hannah Melissa Borja and Sarah Nerette

“I was honored to receive the Bolivar Network Book Scholarship. It helped alleviate some of the financial burden placed on my parents by attending school internationally and allowed me to focus my efforts on pursuing my degree.” -Sarah Nerette



2015: Amelia Garcia, Andre Sanabia

2014: Erika Fernandez, Emilia Alexandra Gore

2012: Perla Vitela

2011: Jose Argueta

2010: Claudia Quintero, Natalia Mercado

2009: Rolando Mendez, Diego Zambrano

2008: Juana Yunis, Peter Rios, Bernice Ramirez

2007: Elio Jordan, Sherry Vittel Rosales

“It made me feel part of a unique group of Latino / Hispanic leaders at UVA, working from various fronts, different positions and organizations, to further the presence and recognition of the Latino / Hispanic community on grounds, proving that one can be a leader in many ways and push for progress from various angles.” Elio Jordan King



2006: Alexandra Arango

2005: M. Angelina Ferrero, Tyrone Guy Jean

2004: Mariana Seixas