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The mission of the President’s Latino Advisory Committee is to help enhance the educational success of Latino students at PCC.

PLAC was formed for the purpose of providing input directly to PCC’s president on the needs of the large Latino community served by PCC. It is comprised of both community members and PCC faculty and staff. We welcome involvement from the local business and the civic community.

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Apply for the PLAC Scholarship

What are the scholarship requirements?

  • Have completed at least 12 units at PCC/CEC by the time scholarship application is submitted.
  • Be a student enrolled in 9 units at the time of application
  • Plan to either continue at PCC enrolled during the following semester in at least 9 units per semester OR transfer to a 4 year university and show proof of registration.
  • GPA will be based upon the pool of applicants. Please do not be deterred by the GPA requirement as other factors will also be taken into consideration.
  • 1 or 2 letters of recommendation. 1 is required, an additional letter is optional.
  • A brief autobiographical statement including the following:
    • No more than 500 words typed and double-spaced.
    • Demonstrate how you have been involved in extracurricular or community activities. Demonstrate how through your interactions with the Latino community you have an understanding of the Latino culture. Demonstrate how achieving your career goals will positively affect the Latino community.

Donate to the PLAC Scholarship Fund

PLAC also raises funds for scholarships. We have awarded over $80,000 in scholarships to qualified students. The recipients excel academically, are student leaders and volunteer in the community. The funds for the scholarships were raised from PLAC committee members, PCC faculty and staff, local businesses and community members who want to support the educational achievements of students who attend PCC.

Last year, Maria Camacho was one of our scholarship recipients. Maria's mother took what little savings she had so her daughter could enroll at PCC; it was enough for 3 units. Maria said "I do have faith on the risks I'm taking towards my career... If I take it I will learn something from it and if I let it go I would never know what could have happened." Please consider helping more students, like Maria, through a sponsorship.

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  • Community Members
  • Roberta Martínez, PLAC Co-Chair
  • Alice Araiza
  • Coralito Arambula
  • Christian Cruz
  • Vania De La Cuba
  • Rose Garris
  • Armando González
  • Victor Griego
  • Henry "Hank" Guerrero
  • Juan Gutièrrez
  • Lizette Henderson
  • Teresa Lamb Simpson
  • Dr. Juan Francisco Lara
  • Darlene Leyba
  • Kristi Lopez
  • Felix W. Loya, esq.
  • Talin Mangioglu
  • Sandi Mejia
  • Leticia Montañez
  • Stella Murga
  • Yuny Parada
  • Isabel Ramírez
  • Mariana Robles-Dalany
  • Joyce Roys-Aguilera
  • Gabe Sermeño
  • Paulina Velasco
  • College Members
  • Superintendent/ President, PLAC Co-Chair
  • Sara Aldas-Miranda
  • Carlos “Tito” Altamirano
  • Melva G. Alvarez
  • James J. Aragón
  • Dr. Ofelia R. Arellano
  • Berlinda J. Brown
  • Javier Carbajal-Ramos
  • Graciela R. Caringella
  • Juan Pablo Carreón
  • Salomon G. Dávila
  • Yajaira De La Paz
  • Rita F. Gonzáles
  • Blanca Hernández-Henderson
  • Barbara A. León
  • Cha M. Mancini
  • Dr. Cynthia D. Olivo
  • Maria Proaño-Gómez
  • Grace Santiago