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Evansville Nonprofit, Ivy Tech Announce New Scholarship for Latino Students

A $10,000 scholarship for Latino students at Ivy Tech Evansville was announced on Tuesday in collaboration between the College and nonprofit organization HOLA.

Posted: Nov 30, 2021 8:36 AM
Updated: Dec 1, 2021 9:20 AM

During a news conference held Tuesday, a new scholarship for Latino students attending Ivy Tech Community College was announced.

Ivy Tech and nonprofit organization HOLA (Hospitality and Outreach for Latin Americans) announced the creation of the new scholarship, called the "Dream Big Scholarship Fund."

Brant Flores, the owner of PMG Landscaping and president of the board of directors for HOLA, also announced a $5,000 donation from the nonprofit organization, which will be used to create the scholarship.

The scholarship will help Latino students attending Ivy Tech pay for their schooling. It aims to help individuals who have financial need, but may not have access to state and federal aid.

"Our board has identified that there are numerous Latino students that encounter financial needs, but don't have access to state or federal aid," said Flores. "This scholarship aligns with one of the major pillars of the HOLA organization, which is supporting Latinos throughout their educational endeavors."

The $5,000 donation made by HOLA on Tuesday came from the proceeds of the
annual HOLA Festival, which was held at Bosse Field in August

Ivy Tech Chancellor Daniela Vidal said that the College would be matching HOLA's donation with a $5,000 donation from donors with a similar mission, for a total of $10,000 to be used for Latino students in need.

You can read the full announcement on the new scholarship on Ivy Tech's website.

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