Deaf Education wasn’t the academic path Rigoberto Enciso chose initially, but he followed his passion which opened a world of possibilities. As the recipient of the Joe and Mary Slotnick Scholarship, he has been able to expand on his newfound career path, while also receiving much-needed financial assistance.

After majoring in chemistry for a brief time, Enciso soon realized he found joy in spreading awareness of Deaf culture and creating allies to support the community. In his own words, hear how the scholarship has made a positive and lasting impact on him as he pursues his goal of becoming an educator working with children who have hearing loss.

In this last academic year alone, 100 scholarship were awarded to College of Health and Human Services students, just like Enciso. Scholarships have the ability to empower students to reach new heights, engage in innovative research, and powerful collaborations that will have a lifelong impact on their academic and professional careers.

Students of all academic levels are encouraged to apply for scholarships now through March 2. For details on the various CHHS scholarships available and to apply, please visit the CHHS website.

To make a gift toward a scholarship, please contact Amy Millis at 559.278.5590.

Video by Mark Morales, CHHS Student Videographer 

Photo above features Enciso with Mary and Joe Slotnick.