Award Winners and Scholarship Info

$500 scholarships are given to the top 3 students in each SPICES category.

List of our Spring 2022 Winners.
Name Poster Title and Link Category
Ithzel Dominguez Texas Mission of Mercy Service - 1st Place
Isabel Vera (Lopez) Fundraising For the Youth  Service - 2nd Place
Francisco Herrera Building A complete Water System in Guatelmala Service - 3rd Place
Emily Schelstrate Food Insecurity and Roadrunner Pantry  Service - 4th Place
Eddie Garcia Single Marine Representative  Service - 5th Place
Laura Hostetler Mobile Hilfe Madagaskara  Professional Development - 1st Place
Deniff Lara Office of The Mayor  Professional Development - 2nd Place
Oseloke Innocent-Utulu Machine Learning and Covid-19 Professional Development - 3rd Place
Esosa Izevbigie Medical Assisting with Advantage of Pain Managment Professional Development - 4th Place
Maison Kennedy Registered Dental Assistant  Professional Development - 5th Place
Laura Hostetler A Pratical Approach to Addressing Malnurition in Madagascar Intellectual Achievement & Research - 1st Place
Marissa Coppin The Role of HDAC1 in Neuronal Differentiation Intellectual Achievement & Research - 2nd Place
Joseph Nieto Novel Synthesis and Development for Taccalonolide Analogs Intellectual Achievement & Research - 3rd Place
Joshua Lazaro Differential Disease Trajectories in Low and Middle Income Countries  Intellectual Achievement & Research - 4th Place
Neha Prasla Officially Stukent Certified  Intellectual Achievement & Research - 5th Place
Vivienne Martinez Ciao Italy! My Summer in Italy  Cultural Exploration - 1st Place
Rawan Bader Exploring my Ethnic Roots  Cultural Exploration - 2nd Place
Jack Leslie My Journey Through Weight Loss  Engaged Living - 1st Place
Juliana Woodlee Climbing For the Sky  Engaged Living - 2nd Place
Josh Klopfenstein Running a Marathon  Engaged Living - 3rd Place
Ashley Niemeyer Training and Running a Marathon  Engaged Living - 4th Place
Alexander Hoxie On the Road to a Black Belt  Engaged Living - 5th Place
Joseph Nieto Undergraduate Research Assistant at Fratz Labs  Skill Development - 1st Place
Perla Ramirez EMT-B Certification  Skill Development - 2nd Place
Neha Prasla Thread Marketing  Skill Development - 3rd Place
Stephanie Garrett Ballet Trainee Skill Development - 4th Place
Caroline Muniz My Passion Emergency Medicine  Skill Development - 5th Place
Mariah Antopia Research Awarness for Young Scholars  Leadership - 1st Place
Joseph Nieto Journal Article and Book Club Coordinator for the Pre-Medical Society  Leadership - 2nd Place
Clarisse Truong Leadership as a Terry Scholar  Leadership - 3rd Place
Alexandra Sanabria  Ascending in UTSA ASCE: My Vice-Presidential Leadership  Leadership - 4th Place
Hans Robinson Loja  Wasn't it Meant-or to be?  Leadership - 5th Place
List of our Fall 2021 Winners.
Name Poster Title and Link Category
Emilio Martinez III Restore Education Service- 1st Place
Ellen Cook Inquiry-Based Service-Learning Project Service- 2nd Place
Srilalitha Lanka Dance for a Cause Service- 3rd Place
Aisha Bah Cultural Humility Through Service Service- 4th Place
Jania Matthews The Roadrunner Pantry Service- 5th Place
Sofia Cavenaile Internship with Senator Jose Menendez Professional Development - 1st Place
Ellen Cook Summer Microbiology Internship Professional Development - 2nd Place
Karl Haas Project Engineer Professional Development - 3rd Place
Ethan Woods Interning at Victory Capital Professional Development - 4th Place
Camila Perez Becoming an EMT at 18 Professional Development - 5th Place
Suyapa Munoz Global Health Research in Family Planning Intellectual Achievement and Researc- 1st Place
Rachel Okereke How Does the Environment Affect How I Feel? Intellectual Achievement and Researc- 2nd Place
R.J. Alva Optimal Charging for Electric Vehicles Intellectual Achievement and Researc- 3rd Place
Zina Helal Mechanobiology Research at The University of Pennsylvania Intellectual Achievement and Researc- 4th Place
Madeline Morales Because It's Our Environment, Too Intellectual Achievement and Researc- 5th Place
Layan Ali-Hasan Fertility Clinic Shadowing Overseas Cultural Exploration- 1st Place
William Hughes A Virtual Summer in Japan Cultural Exploration- 2nd Place
Collin Matthies 50k Ultra Marathon Engaged Living- 1st Place
Christina Zhang Millennium Fellowship Project: Student Art Society Engaged Living- 2nd Place
Ellen Cook 10 Weeks Art Challenge Engaged Living- 3rd Place
Andrea Bennett My Clarinet Engaged Living- 4th Place
Jesse Reynolds Performing in the UTSA Jazz Ensemble & Combo Engaged Living- 5th Place
Srilalitha Lanka Guinness World Records Dance Challenge Skill Development- 1st Place
Margaret Okeowo Certified Medical Assisting Skill Development- 2nd Place
Jesse Reynolds Jazz Composition for UTSA Jazz Combo Skill Development- 3rd Place
Elizabeth De Leon Constructing an AISC Student Steel Bridge Skill Development- 4th Place
Joshua Gutierrez Learning and Working- Valero Internship Skill Development- 5th Place
Peyton Guenter Being a Residential Advisor Through the Pandemic Leadership- 1st Place
Jenelle Millison Leadership: From RA to ACM Officer and Everything in Between Leadership- 2nd Place
Eliesha Perez Leading Letters of Adventure Leadership- 3rd Place
Neha Mithani Peer Mentorship Leadership- 4th Place
Adeel Ahmed Doctors Without Borders Leadership- 5th Place

Important exceptions for scholarship awards:

Students are ineligible to receive this award if they meet any of the following criteria:

  1. If a student has met the cost of attendance in the semester that they received the award.
  2. If a student is a McKinney, Distinguished Presidential Scholar, Terry Scholars or Top Scholar Recipient
  3. Any student that is scheduled to graduate in the semester that they receive this award.
    For example, if you are a student that is graduating in the Fall and you are awarded a monetary award from the Fall ELF: you are ineligible to receive this award. However, if you are a student that is scheduled to graduate in the Spring and you are awarded a monetary award from the Fall ELF, you are eligible to receive this award.

The final scholarship recipient list will be submitted to our Department Fiscal Specialist. The Department Fiscal Specialist will work with the Scholarship Office to process the scholarship awards. The scholarships will be posted to the student's ASAP account within two weeks after this award notification email. If you have any questions, please contact Stacie Garza at ext. 4106 or