Tri-C Latino students to receive $70,000 in scholarships, July
CLEVELAND: Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®)
will celebrate Hispanic achievement in higher education and the
25th anniversary of the College’s
during a scholarship luncheon on Friday, July 27, 2018.
More than 70 Hispanic students will receive $70,000 in
scholarships during the event at Aloft Hotel in downtown
Cleveland. The luncheon is sponsored by the Hispanic Council.
“These students and the promise they show represent the reason
for the Hispanic Council,” said Esther Kraft, program
manager for the outreach organization. “We’re here to make a
difference in their lives.”
Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year are awarded through
Community College Foundation and made possible
through the support of many donors, including AT&T and
The Foundation established the special scholarship fund in 2003
to provide financial assistance to qualified Hispanic
“Thanks to the generosity of our partners, these scholarships
provide greater access to higher education,” said Megan
O’Bryan, president of the Tri-C Foundation. “This investment
in people opens doors for the region’s future leaders to build
This year’s annual luncheon will also honor the 25th
anniversary of Tri-C’s Hispanic Council, which formed in 1993 to
introduce Hispanic students to the resources they need to
succeed. More than 1,400 Hispanic students took classes at the
College last year.
The Council serves as a one-stop shop for Hispanic students to
receive guidance in everything from academics to residency
status. It also offers bilingual assistance with enrollment,
financial aid, class registration and English as a Second
Language (ESL) courses.
The Hispanic Council also stays active in Northeast
Ohio’s Hispanic community. It has been a key partner in
a Cleveland, a project assisting Puerto Rican
families relocating to Cleveland following the devastation of
The luncheon will take place from noon to 1:15 p.m. at Aloft
Hotel, located at 1111 W. 10th St. in Cleveland.
To learn more about Hispanic Council, contact Kraft at