Enrique Castillo Educational Scholarship

Funded by
Enrique Castillo Scholarship Fund
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$2,000
2 winners, $1,000 each
Awarded
Winners
2
Finalists
6
Application Deadline
Jun 4, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 19, 2022
Education Level
Any
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Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior, undergraduate, or graduate
Race/Ethnicity:
BIPOC
Background:
First-generation college student
Major:
Education, History, or English
Education Level:
Race/Ethnicity:
Background:
Major:
High school senior, undergraduate, or graduate
BIPOC
First-generation college student
Education, History, or English

Enrique Castillo truly had a passion for education and believed it should be afforded to everyone. As a first generation graduate, Enrique became an educator to ensure people from underserved communities received their fair share of opportunities.

Growing up, Enrique was surrounded by a loving family. His father was a miner, and his mother was a homemaker raising 11 children. Although bright and curious, Enrique had always assumed he’d work in the cooper mines, however a 4th grade teacher recognized his interest in language and encouraged him to pursue his education. Through his mentors encouragement Enrique’s life and education became intertwined. 

Enrique went on to study English, History, and Education at Northern Arizona University. After marrying his college sweetheart and starting his career as a teacher, he went on to complete his Master’s degree.

In whatever role Enrique took on throughout his career, he devoted his life to encouraging others to pursue their education and their dreams. 

This scholarship seeks to honor Enrique’s legacy and passion to promote higher education for all by awarding two BIPOC, first generation students who plan to earn a degree in English, History, or Education.

To apply, please tell us about yourself, the impact you hope to make on the world through your education, and what interests you about English, History, Education, or all.

Published March 5, 2022
$2,000
2 winners, $1,000 each
Awarded
Winners
2
Finalists
6
Application Deadline
Jun 4, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 19, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners