Posts For Tag: "Hispanic Students"

When Faced with Difficulties, It Brings Out the Kind of Person You Truly Are

Juanito Piper, ACT Scholar and Kirkwood Community College student

I started working labor jobs young to earn money and doing so helped guide my values and gain a respect for every type of job out there. I just personally sat back and evaluated my future and didn’t want to work a manual labor job the rest of my life.

Stay Disciplined

Fatima Lopez, ACT Scholar and Kirkwood Community College student

The biggest challenge I experienced being a first-generation college student was the lack of financial support. Our family comes from a humble living, and I am trying to support myself while attending classes. Since my mother and siblings could not attend college, I did not have the knowledge or the experience to navigate applying to get into college. I also did not know the resources and support teams available to me.

Don’t Give Up

More than a decade ago, as part of ACT’s 50th anniversary celebration, ACT established the ACT Scholars Program, as part of a pair of endowments to

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Guest Blog: You Will Have Obstacles, Do It Anyway

Dr. Danna Diaz, superintendent of schools, Reynolds School District

November 8 was National First-Generation College Student Day. It’s a day to recognize and celebrate the efforts of first-gen students, as many have had to

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Guest Blog: Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions

Alfonso Martinez, educational measurement and statistics graduate student and ACT Scholar, University of Iowa

What was your motivation for going to college and earning a degree? My college journey began when I was sophomore in high school when my

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Empowering Hispanic Students and their Families

Lori Swartzendruber, senior program manager and Dr. Nancy Lewin, program director

ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning focuses on closing gaps in equity, opportunity, and achievement for underserved populations through purposeful investments and thoughtful advocacy efforts.

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