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April 30, 2013 > HCAC higher education scholarships

HCAC higher education scholarships

Submitted By Suzanne Barba

The Hispanic Community Affairs Council (HCAC) will award 51 scholarships to local Alameda County students who plan to attend community colleges or continue their studies at universities throughout the country.

The awards luncheon will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Newark-Fremont Hilton Hotel in Newark. Luncheon tickets are $60.

Many of the students have applied and been accepted at Yale, MIT, UC Berkeley; Cal Poly SLO, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, CSU East Bay, Santa Clara University. San Francisco State and Mills College. Students will also be attending community colleges including Chabot, Las Positas, Merritt, Ohlone and Laney.

HCAC began awarding scholarships in 1983 giving four awards of $1,000. 2013 marks HCAC's 31st year of assisting students with their continuing education. Scholarships are now $1,500 for four-year colleges and $750 for community colleges. The non-profit organization has given scholarships to more than 2,000 students, totaling over $1.5M. HCAC has no paid staff or consultants and all donations are used for scholarships.

"We are making an investment, today, that will reap dividends in the future as they take their places as leaders in their communities," stated HCAC Co-Presidents Ana Apodaca and Gene Calderon.

The scholarship committee is chaired by Sandra Genera. For ticket information, contact Arnold Chavez at (510) 331-1438.

For more information about the HCAC Scholarship Program, visit

Hispanic Community Affairs Council Luncheon
Friday, May 3
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Newark-Fremont Hilton Hotel
39900 Balentine Drive, Newark
(510) 331-1438

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