2015  Nichols Scholarship Recipient Dulce Preciado

 

 

Dulce Preciado, the 2015 Ambrose R. Nichols, Jr. Scholarship recipient, faced the immediate challenges of an elementary school student who did not speak English after immigrating to the United States at the age of 10. She struggled through high school, but the mentoring of a teacher during junior year instilled her with the confidence to attend college and parlay her core of determination and solid family values into a promising future.

Since then she has accumulated a 3.58 grade point average at Sonoma State, interned at three organizations including two humanitarian non-profits, and worked on campus helping freshman in the Education Opportunity Program and at-risk youth.

Preciado will be applying for the Peace Corps in the fall of 2015, and would like to teach at the community college level to empower youth as well as work for the public and non-profit sectors to carry out a social justice agenda.