Picture from left to right: Ana Rojas Mendez, Maria Fernanda Corral Barrera, Alejandra Carrillo, Ashley Trojanowski, and April Campos (not pictured is Valerie Mendez.) - Photo via EPCC

EPCC Students Honored with Scholarships

The Association of Women in the Community College (AWCC) consists of women and men who come together to network, to share their talents with others in our community, and to help El Paso Community College (EPCC) students pursue their education.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, the AWCC awarded six $750 scholarships to the following outstanding EPCC students: April Campos, Alejandra Carrillo, Maria Fernanda Corral Barrera, Valerie Mendez, Ana Rojas Mendez, and Ashley Trojanowski.

April Campos

April’s future career as a travel agent will align with AWCC’s major goals of serving the community and providing professional opportunities for women.


Alejandra Carrillo

As a first-generation college student, Alejandra has fallen in love with learning and strives to set a positive example for her son. Alejandra was also awarded a matching scholarship from the EPCC Foundation.


Maria Fernanda Corral Barrera

Since she was 6 years old, Maria Fernanda has loved science, and her dream is to become a medical laboratory scientist.


Valerie Mendez

The day she was accepted into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at EPCC, she knew she had a bright future ahead.


Ana Rojas Mendez

Ana firmly believes that education works as a powerful weapon against injustice, violence, and ignorance.


Ashley Trojanowski

Since she was a child, Ashley has loved helping people. Her life’s passion is to enter the medical field and to specialize in anesthesia.

The City’s Star on the Mountain was lit in honor of these students on June 11, 2022, which is the same evening as the AWCC Scholarship Reception for awardees and their families. The AWCC is committed to helping female students pursue their educational and professional dreams. AWCC scholarship recipients excel academically, serve their communities, and embody the AWCC mission.

The association offers book club discussions, fundraisers, and community service projects. Membership dues, along with fundraising, are used to provide scholarships to female EPCC students every year. Since 2002, the AWCC has awarded over $57,000 in scholarships.

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