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Latinx Graduation & Recognition Ceremony and ADELA Scholarship 2018


Four ADELA scholarship winnersPLEASE JOIN US!

24th Annual
Latinx Student Graduation Ceremony and Reception

Friday, June 22
Ceremony: 6 - 8 p.m. at Flint Center
Reception: 8-9 p.m. on Campus Center Patio

LRC logoSTUDENTS: To participate in the ceremony as a graduate, meet with a counselor or academic advisor to confirm your graduation and/or transfer plans and complete the participation form for the Latinx Graduation Ceremony. Submit by Friday, June 8th to make the program and certificate deadline.  You can still participate thereafter.

Beginning May 21, you may purchase a graduation cap and gown from the De Anza Bookstore. Please wear your cap and gown to the Latinx Graduation Ceremony, as well as to the college wide commencement ceremony.

FACULTY, STAFF AND FRIENDS: Join in the celebration! 


We will be looking for a dynamic and inspirational student speaker to address the community at the June 22 event.


Write one page describing your journey so far as a Latinx college student, with the following focus:

  • Discuss what your education has meant for you and your family and the importance of education for the Latinx community.
  • Also include a discussion of specific obstacle that you faced and overcame so far in your educational journey, and who or what helped you to overcome these obstacles.

Please email a copy of your speech to by Friday, June 1st. Please include your name, email and phone number on your submission.


The selection will be made on or before June 11th. Note: Finalists will be required to deliver their speech to the selection committee on a date TBD. If selected, the committee will offer support and guidance as you work on your speech and will hold at least one rehearsal prior to the  day of the ceremony.

Smiling female student Martha Kanter and Student Trustee Emily Kinner Student holding certificate

Click to view/download the 2017 Latinx Recognition Ceremony image gallery of students, families, friends and De Anza community!

ADELA Scholarship

Each year De Anza awards ADELA scholarship(s) (see how to apply below) based on fundraising efforts and hosts a recognition ceremony for all graduating and transfer students who wish to participate. Last year, we awarded five $1,000 scholarships and hope to increase the number of scholarships this year. 

Please consider supporting the ADELA scholarship fund through a payroll deduction! See how below.

Students are eligible to apply for the ADELA scholarship if they plan on transferring to a four year university in the Fall of 2018 and/or have applied for graduation, and have submitted the online registration form for the Latinx Graduation Ceremony.

Go to the ADELA scholarship application pageThe application deadline Friday, May 18th. 

If you are faculty and staff, please inform students about both the ADELA scholarship and the Recognition ceremony!

If you are interested in joining the planning committee, please contact Melissa Aguilar at We can definitely use many more hands up to the day of the event!

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Last Updated: 4/13/18