Enrique Robles, pictured far right is the Presidential Scholarship Recipient for 2019

The National Scholastics Committee announced the 2019 Scholarship Recipients for the Men of Vision Scholarship , Presidential Scholarship, and the Carlos E. Contreras Graduate Scholarship. Candidates were tasked with submitting an application and letters of recommendation speaking to their commitment to their education, their goals, as well as their dedication and embodiment of the values of Omega Delta Phi.

The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to a candidate who demonstrates a well rounded mastery of their academic goals, personal and career goals, a commitment to their campus and surrounding community, and a firm hold on the brotherhood’s principles and its mission. The Presidential Scholarship is awarded in the amount of $250 to a brother who exhibits going above and beyond the calling of an Honorable Knight. Mr. Enrique Robles, of the Beta Mu Chapter at Our Lady of the Lake University is the recipient of this year’s Presidential Scholarship.

Robles, from San Antonio, TX, is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Criminology with a Minor in Political Science/Pre-Law where he has maintained a GPA of 3.467. Robles is currently interning with the Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Investigation as an Honors Intern. His hope is to be offered a full time position with the FBI once he graduates but in order to make his application more competitive, he will be attending law school. On top of that, Robles takes care of his family and is one of the main contributors to his home, adding a challenge on top of his already packed schedule. Robles is slated to be the first in his family to earn a college degree, a feat that will bring great joy and pride to the Robles family and to Enrique himself.

In his time in the brotherhood, Robles has served in the capacities of President, President Elect, Service Officer, Fundraising Officer, and Sergeant at Arms providing him a well rounded overview of operations across the board. Robles serves as the National Undergraduate Representative for the Board of Directors further cementing his commitment to the brotherhood.  It is for this reason and for his tried and proven commitment to living the values of Unity, Honesty, Integrity, and Leadership that Mr. Enrique Robles is selected by the National President Tony Pagliocco as the 2019 Presidential Scholarship Recipient.

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Sergio Calderon lights his chapter’s candle at Opening Ceremonies at National Convention

The Carlos E. Contreras Graduate Scholarship is awarded to a brother pursuing a professional or post-baccalaureate degree and who has demonstrated a proven passion to the brotherhood and to their professional and personal goals. The Graduate Scholarship is awarded in the amount of $1000.

Sergio Calderon, of the Gamma Chapter at the University of Arizona, has been selected as this year’s Carlos E. Contreras Graduate Scholarship recipient. Robles is currently pursuing a Masters in Educational Leadership, Community College, and Higher Education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ, where the Iota chapter is located.

Sergio is not your typical student; he has faced challenges that the typical undergraduate/graduate student couldn’t even fathom. Calderon and his mother have become guardians of his niece and nephew. Added to that is Robles’ commitment to the country he calls home; he currently serves in the US Marine Corps Reserve. It is the adversity he has faced that has molded him into the man he is now, into the student he has become, the family man he is evolving into.

During his time at Gamma, Calderon served as President, President-Elect, Prospective Member Educator and where he earned the highest distinction a member of Omega Delta Phi can achieve: being selected as a Knight of the Roundtable. As an alum, he currently serves on the board of the Southwest Region as Director of Scholastics/Academics as Sergio completes his graduate degree at NAU. For his commitment to the embodiment of the values of Omega Delta Phi, his tenacity in his personal and professional goals, and his courage as a brother, a soldier, an uncle, and a leader, Robles is selected as the 2019 Carlos E. Contreras Graduate Scholarship recipient.