Dr. Raquel Ontiveros' life was cut short when she drowned after being caught in a rogue wave while on vacation in Mexico. During her lifetime Raquel packed significant accomplishments and contributions to her community. These accomplishments included raising two sons earning a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and an M.A. from Saginaw Valley State University serving as principal at Jerome Elementary in Saginaw and teaching in the Saginaw Public Schools for many years. As an educator and administrator Raquel stressed the importance of individuality and creativity.
Friends and family remember Raquel for her high energy infectious enthusiasm and what one friend called her "90-kilowatt" smile. They established the Dr. Raquel Ontiveros Memorial Scholarship to help others attain their educational goals in Raquel's memory. Minimum 2.5 GPA- High school senior or college student with at least 1/4 Mexican-American ancestry- Saginaw County resident- Pursuing a degree in education/teaching- Attending a Michigan college or university- Part-/full-time enrollment- Pursuing an undergraduate or vocational degree For more information or to apply please visit the scholarship provider's website.