Thursday, June 16, 2011

Reyna Rollolazo named NAAAP-Seattle 2011 College Scholarship Winner

NAAAP-Seattle awards Reyna Rollolazo its 2011 NAAAP-Seattle College Scholarship. Reyna will receive $3000 to attend the School of Law in the University of Washington this fall.

Reyna Rollolazo was born and raised in the south end of Seattle in the Rainier Beach area. She attended Franklin High School and graduated cum laude last June from the University of Washington with a major in Law, Societies and Justice and a minor in Diversity.

As an undergraduate, Reyna had the wonderful opportunity to study abroad in Italy and Greece. As instilled in her by her family, being involved and giving back to the APA community is vitally important to Reyna. Thus, she has undertaken leadership positions within several UW student organizations including the Filipino American Student Association and the Sisterhood of Pi Nu Iota (a Filipina interest group), which have allowed her to connect with and serve the community as well as develop as a leader. Reyna’s passion in life is advocating for social justice, and she has done so thus far through her internships at Justice Works!, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as her current internship with the Japanese American Citizens League.

In efforts to become a better advocate, Reyna will begin studying at the University of Washington School of Law this fall. At UW Law, Reyna plans to recruit more undergraduate APAs and students of color as well as increase campus awareness of diversity issues. For fun, Reyna Tahitian dances with Te Fare O Tamatoa (a Tahitian dancing and drumming school), and spends time with her family.

Reyna Rollolazo will be honored at the NAAAP-Seattle Scholarship Gala on November 5 at Woodland Park Zoo.

NAAAP-Seattle announces its high school student college scholarship process. NAAAP-Seattle will award three winners in the Greater Seattle area. Each winner will receive $2,500 to go towards educational purposes. To apply, complete an application form and submit it along with the most current official high school transcript. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

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