The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)will award scholarships to26 University of Arkansas at Little Rock students at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.
This year, a total of 46 college students are receiving scholarships at the LULAC Council 750 Little Rock Scholarship Banquet at the Great Hall of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock.
UALR students receiving scholarships include Sharon Aldama, Jesus Avila Rojas, Crystal Alvarez, Sandra Carmona Garcia, Natali Carmona Garcia, Daniel Diaz-Artega, Adrianna Duran, Andrea Elias, Noemi Garcia, Brenda Ibarra, Georgina Lopez, Denilson Mendez, Luz Mendoza, Alma Morales Guardado, Vivian Pineda, Mariano Ramirez, Erika Ramos, Celina Reyes-Vasquez, Alondra Rodriguez, Yazmin Santillan, Edgar Suarez-Novia, Guadalupe Torres, Claudia Vargas, Daisy Vasquez, Jorge Vasquez, and Lizette Vazquez.
The banquet’s featured speaker is Dr. Howard Baker Kurrus, attorney and former superintendent of the Little Rock School District.
Proceeds generated by the annual banquet and by the organization’s Cinco de Mayo Festival fund scholarships for Latino college students. The fund also helps the league perform citizenship and voter-registration drives and conduct youth leadership training programs. LULAC seeks to empower the Latino community at the local, state, and national level through its seven councils chartered in Arkansas.
The organization involves and serves Latinos of all national origins and focuses heavily on education, civil rights and employment. Over 17 years, LULAC Council 750 Little Rock has awarded approximately $700,000 in college scholarships to 400 students.
Tickets for the banquet are $100 and can be ordered by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.