Hartnell Hosts LULAC Scholarship Ceremony

Publish Date: 
Aug 7, 2018

As a member of LULAC Council #2055 I was proud that on August 4 Hartnell hosted the scholarship ceremony for 2018 high school graduates who will be attending colleges and universities for fall 2018. As a result of successful fundraising activities the Council was able to award $500 scholarships to 48 students. It was an honor for me to join Christopher Barrera, Council President, in presenting the scholarships to these students. Additionally, our very own Manuel Bersamin, Director of TRIO, provided a keynote address to the students and their families. 

The Leauge of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), founded in 1929, is the oldest and most widely respected Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States of America. LULAC was created at a time in our country's history when Hispanics were denied basic civil and human rights, despite contributions to the American society. The founders of LULAC created an organization that empowers its members to create and develop opportunities where they are needed most. The mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.