Mirelys Carcana-Barbosa
2021-2022 Senior
From Berkeley, California
Previous Recipient 2020, 2019
Mirelys Carcana-Barbosa
$6,000 T. Nash Broaddus DECO Scholarship sponsored by T. Nash & Gloria M. Broaddus Foundation Recipient


University of California, Berkeley


Engineering Physics

Academic & Extracirricular Highlights:

  • 2.67 College GPA
  • Co-founder of Fission Products Nuclear Engineering Program in the Nulcear Engineering department at UC Berkeley
  • Vice President of American Nuclear Society, Student Section Chapter at UC Berkeley


“She stood out in my class and stands out based on her activities outside the classroom to develop herself and contribute to campus and society. The combination of her extracurricular contributions and academic pursuits indicate that she is ambitious, cares about contributing to her community, and is deeply intellectually engaged.”

Rachel Slaybaugh – Associate Professor

“I am exceptionally grateful for the ways in which the Anchor Scholarship Foundation (ASF) directly and indirectly provided me with ways to succeed, and drive forward towards prosperity. And not just me. The lives of students and prospective students, especially those who build adaptability and resilience from the military lifestyle and its constant familial changes, are enormously impacted by blessings like this. Thank you for giving us a chance to follow our dreams by supporting our education.”