April 12, 2002

San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Offers Scholarships to San Diego Students

The San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SDCHCC) is pleased to announce scholarship availability to San Diego County students. Applications for the program are now available to 2002 graduating high school students, high school graduates, college students, and students in need of financial assistance.

The SDCHCC began its scholarship program in 1989 with the purpose of promoting and encouraging advancement of education in the Hispanic community.  For more than 13 years, it has presented opportunities for community-minded companies and individuals to partner with the Chamber at events that raise funds for educational purposes, such as the Annual ¡Viva el Mariachi! Festival.

To be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be either a high school student who will graduate during the year in which they apply, a high school graduate or a college student. Students must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and reside in San Diego County.

The official scholarship application, along with a list of submission requirements is available at the following locations:

* San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce office - 1250 Sixth Ave, Suite 550, San Diego, CA  92101; phone 619-702-0790 or email sdchcc@sdchcc.com.

* MAAC Project offices, 22 West 35th Street, Suite 100, National City, phone 619-426-3595

* Head Start Program, 800 Vallecitos Blvd. Ste. J, San Marcos, phone 760-471-4210

* On-line at www.sdchcc.com/

The deadline for all entries for the 2002 scholarship applications is May 13, 2002. 

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