Student Scholarships

Meet the 2019 Homecoming Scholars

At the 2019 Homecoming Game on Oct. 19, the UW Alumni Association presented the 2019 Homecoming Scholarships, totaling $10,000. We’re proud to celebrate six students who represent the best of the Husky Spirit. Thank you to all UWAA members, who help support student scholarships like these!

2019 Homecoming Scholars

Jeffrey Buenaflor
Jeffrey of San Diego, CA, is a senior graduate student in the Christine Luscombe Research Group pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry. He is one of the leading officers of the award-winning Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science Student Chapter at the UW (UW SACNAS). Jeffrey is also involved in the combat sport of fencing at the Salle Auriol Seattle Fencing Club in the discipline of Foil.

Byron Dondoyano, Jr.
Byron is a Law, Societies & Justice major and Education minor. He was born and raised in the south end of Seattle, WA. As a member of the ASUW Student Senate, he was part of the a team that created a more inclusive higher education system in Washington by passing a religious accommodations bill in the State Legislature. He is very passionate about revolutionizing the early childhood education system and getting more men of color represented in the field.

Alyssa King
Alyssa is President of the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., a member of the Black Campus Ministries and a member of the UW Bothell Debate team. She was a part of the 2019 Husky 100 cohort. Alyssa is from Seattle’s Central District and is studying Law, Economic & Public Policy and Global Studies.

Farah Nadeem
Farah is an Electrical Engineering student from Lahore, Pakistan. She is passionate about increasing equity and access in higher education and making the STEM workforce more inclusive.

Karen Sanchez
Karen is a transfer student from Skagit Valley College in her senior year at UW from Oak Harbor, WA. She is completing her double degree in Public Health–Global Health and Psychology. She is passionate about increasing diversity and equity through her involvements in First Year Programs and as a Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment Student Ambassador with the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity. Karen also aims to bring awareness to health disparities in underrepresented populations as an officer in Students of Color for Public Health.

Cameron Tarzaban
Cameron is an International Studies major from Kent, WA. She is Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for UW Panhellenic and a volunteer for multiple local community-based organizations. She has a passion for increasing access and equity within the educational system.

L-R: Farah Nadeem, Jeffrey Buenaflor, Cameron Tarzaban, Byron Dondoyano, Jr., Karen Sanchez. Not pictured: Alyssa King