Cuyahoga Community College Hispanic Scholarship Luncheon is a Celebration of Student Success

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CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will hold its 2013 Hispanic Scholarship Luncheon Friday, Aug. 16 at noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Jerry Sue Thornton Center, 2500 East 22nd St., Cleveland. The event, sponsored by the College’s Hispanic Council, is held in honor of Hispanic access and achievement in higher education.

“The luncheon is a great way of recognizing and celebrating our students’ successes,” said Esther Kraft, Hispanic Council program manager. Sixty-six students will be honored, including four who were chosen to speak at the event. Due to the generous support of community donors including AT&T, KeyBank and Bernie Moreno, the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation awarded a total of $36,000 in scholarships to Hispanic students for the 2013 academic year.

The Hispanic Council of Tri-C serves Cleveland’s Hispanic families by offering bilingual assistance with College enrollment, financial aid, student visas, class registration, English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) and scholarship opportunities. It connects Hispanics with Tri-C programs, services, faculty and staff.

Tri-C has the second-largest undergraduate enrollment of Hispanic students in Ohio, with more than 1,000 Hispanic students enrolled for the 2013-14 academic year. The Tri-C Foundation and the Tri-C Hispanic Council established the Hispanic Scholarship Fund to provide financial assistance to qualified Hispanic students.

Every spring the council hosts its annual Hispanic Education Conference for Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school juniors and seniors. The conference addresses career exploration and financial aid and spotlights several career tracks the College offers. This is a great opportunity for Hispanic students to meet some of our faculty, tour the campus and discover the endless career possibilities at Tri-C.

To learn more about the Hispanic Council and its initiatives, contact Esther Kraft at 216-987-5691 or Esther.Kraft@tri-c.edu.

 

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