Incoming UTA student receives Tu Futuro scholarship
Univision Dallas-Fort Worth, the area’s leading Spanish-language station group and the most-watched television station regardless of language, and The University of Texas at Arlington, designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and ranked among the Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanic Students, announced the recipient of the Univision Contigo “Tu Futuro” (“Your Future”) scholarship program.
The honoree, Yalitza Marlin Gonzalez, will receive a full-tuition scholarship, covering the cost of a four-year undergraduate degree at UTA.
All applicants met UTA admission criteria and wrote an essay describing sharing how a college scholarship would help them positively impact their community. Representatives from UTA selected the winner from more than 500 applicants.
Yalitza Marlin Gonzalez, a high school senior student at the School of Health Professions at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center, is planning to attend UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation and hopes to one day serve as a nurse in her community.
“I will be able to make my dream come true, which is to graduate from college and have a degree,” she said. “I will be able to continue to help out my community and hopefully be an inspiration to others to never stop trying and that everything is possible with determination. Thank you to Univision, UTA and to everyone that helped make my dream come true.”
The Univision Contigo Tu Futuro scholarship program is the result of a partnership between Univision DFW and UTA. The program launched in January 2021 and awards a local student a full tuition scholarship. The Tu Futuro scholarship is part of Univision Dallas Fort Worth Contigo (With You) community empowerment initiative.
“Univision is proud to present this four-year, full-tuition scholarship to The University of Texas at Arlington to Yalitza Marlin Gonzalez. We are excited for her future and the contributions she will make in our community,” said Mark Masepohl, president and general manager, Univision Dallas-Fort Worth. “Our Contigo platform is focused on helping our next generation of students get the education they deserve. We want to thank our partners UTA, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Southwest Kia, La Michoacana, Boost Mobile and Thompson Law for supporting us in this endeavor.”
“I appreciate the collaboration between UTA and Univision to provide high-achieving students with the support they need to earn their degrees and excel in their chosen fields,” said Troy Johnson, vice president of enrollment management of UTA. “I’m proud that we offer the type of education and experience that attracts great students like Yalitza – and even prouder of her desire to use her UTA education to give back to her community and inspire others. We are committed to providing access to higher education for students who seek excellence and the rewards that a degree from UTA can help them achieve.”
About Univision Communications Inc.
As the leading Spanish-language content and media company in the U.S., Univision Communications Inc. entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio and digital platforms. The company’s top-rated media portfolio includes the Univision and UniMás broadcast networks, as well as 10 cable networks including Galavisión and TUDN, the No. 1 Spanish-language sports network in the country. Locally, Univision owns or operates 61 television stations in major Hispanic markets across the United States. Additionally, Uforia, the Home of Latin Music, encompasses 58 owned or operated radio stations, a live event series and a robust digital audio footprint. The company’s prominent digital assets include Univision.com, free AVOD streaming service PrendeTV, Univision Now, the largest Hispanic influencer network and several top-rated apps. For more information, visit corporate.univision.com
About The University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. U.S. News & World Report lists UTA as having the fifth highest undergraduate diversity index among national universities. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in the nation for veterans on Military Times’ 2020 Best for Vets list. The educational nonprofit ScholarShot ranked UTA tied for first in Texas for serving first-generation, low-income students on its Texas Public University Report Card. For more information, visit www.uta.edu.