Luisa Carrasquilla de Escobar
The Luisa Carrasquilla de Escobar First Generation Scholarship, was created to support first generation students in The College of Business (Department of Decision Science & Information Systems) and College of Engineering & Computing (School of Computing and Information Systems) at Florida International University.
Luisa Carrasquilla de Escobar was the beloved godmother and advocate of many people in her hometown in Colombia. Her generosity, caring and determination inspired one of her godchildren to become the first in his family to attend and graduate from college. Luisa’s belief in her godson made a profound impact on his personal and professional success. It is still felt to this day. His family has created the Luisa Carrasquilla de Escobar Scholarship in her honor, celebrating Luisa’s legacy by providing assistance to first generation students. The legacy of Luisa Carrasquilla de Escobar will live on in the first generation students impacted by her belief in the power of higher education.