The LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC) Announces the Recipient of the Margaret Moran Presidential Scholarship

July 10, 2015

Salt Lake City, Utah – Today, at the Women’s Luncheon held during the 86th Annual LULAC National Convention, LULAC National President Margaret Moran announced the recipient of the Margaret Moran Presidential Scholarship. With the generosity of Target Corporation, and with the support of LNESC, the Margaret Moran Presidential Scholarship was presented to Gabriela Barrera of San Antonio, Texas.

Barrera’s scholarship will be used to pursue a degree in International Politics at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C.

The recipient was selected based on her academic performance, leadership skills, and civic engagement activities. While attending Tom C. Clark High School, in San Antonio, Texas, Barrera was involved in the Red Cross Club of Clark, Spanish National Honor’s Society, and was involved in the Model United Nations. In addition, Barrera maintained a 3.94 GPA.

LULAC National President Margaret Moran explained, “Since LULAC’s early days, we have strived to support the educational opportunities of Latino students. Scholarships are critical to making college a reality for countless young people. We are confident that Gabriela will be successful in her future with her studies at Georgetown University.”

Since 1973, LNESC has focused on creating a menu of developmentally appropriate educational initiatives. These model programs are designed to help the organization reach its mission of providing the highest quality education programs needed to help members of the Hispanic community become life-long learners and leaders. Through these efforts, LNESC has contributed to the academic success of 500,000 promising Hispanic and disadvantaged students and has provided more than $20 million to nearly 26,000 students.More information about LNESC and its programs can be found at

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