[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n a unique partnership to promote education, The Little Village Chamber of Commerce (LVCC) received a $25,000 grant from the Together We Can Program that will be given as scholarships to students who are enrolled this fall or who will enroll at St. Augustine College for the upcoming spring semester. St. Augustine will match this amount to create a $50,000 fund to benefit the selected students. Following the mission of Together We Can, the scholarships will be provided to students of Mexican descent, who are in financial need and reside in the Little Village community and surrounding areas in Chicago.
Students with a high school diploma (in the U.S. or their country of origin), those who earned a GED, and adults who want to continue their college education are eligible to apply for this Little Village Chamber of Commerce scholarship.
“We are proud to support programs and actions that contribute to a prosperous integration of the Mexican community in the United States,” said Josefina Vázquez Mota, honorary president of Together We Can.
Mario Galindo, president of the Little Village Chamber of Commerce stated, “This is a great opportunity to open the doors to education to many people in our community and I want to thank the Together We Can Program and St. Augustine College for being part of this initiative.”
A review committee will select the winners of scholarships offered in various amounts ($5,000, $2,500, $2,000 and $1,000.) Assistance in applying for these scholarships will be provided on Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St. Augustine’s Little Village location, 2610 W. 25th Place in Chicago.
Andrew C. Sund, Ph.D., president of St. Augustine College, declared, “We are pleased to participate in this partnership. Many of our students need financial assistance and these scholarships will make a great positive impact.”
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