Rawls College of Business Student Elected President of Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar Chapter

Rawls College of Business student Amber Luna was recently elected president of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar Chapter for 2014-2015. In this role, she will help the organization achieve its goals of impacting the Hispanic community by promoting and encouraging higher education to all youth, developing leadership skills, empowering women and youth, and recruiting and retaining Hispanic students in college.

Luna, who is double-majoring in Management and Political Science, has been involved with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund since her freshman year and was thrilled to be honored as the next president. She reflected on how the Rawls College not only helped her obtain the position, but also how the lessons she learned will help her as she progresses.

“I’m extremely happy that I was lucky enough to be selected as president. I’m passionate about the organization and what it stands for, and I cannot wait to have a positive impact,” she said. “I think the Rawls College helped me with the confidence to pursue any opportunity that comes my way, such as this one. I think the college does a great job encouraging students to go for something that can help them later in life.”

Luna also received the Hispanic Association of Women Scholarship for her exemplary work in and out of the classroom. She has actively volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club since enrolling at Texas Tech and has volunteered with the Ronald McDonald House in Lubbock, while also making the Dean’s List multiple times. With the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, where she served as secretary last year, she attended Raider Roadshows in Austin and El Paso to promote both the organization and the university.

Luna is currently scheduled to graduate in May 2016, and she is looking at pursing an advanced degree from the HOM program or enrolling in Law School after graduation.