AT&T Director of External Affairs Nicolette Jaworski
presented the contribution to the Cuyahoga Community College
Foundation during Tri-C’s annual Hispanic Scholarship Luncheon,
held today at Aloft Hotel in Cleveland.
“Through our AT&T Aspire initiative, we’re proud to continue our
support of the Tri-C Foundation’s Hispanic Scholarship Fund,
which helps students achieve their dreams and earn their
degrees,” Ms. Jaworski said.
More than 70 Hispanic students received $70,000 in scholarships
during the luncheon. The event is sponsored by the College’s
Hispanic Council and held in honor of Hispanic access and
achievement in higher education.
The scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year were awarded
through the Tri-C Foundation. The Foundation established
the scholarship fund more than a decade ago to provide financial
assistance to qualified Hispanic students.
“Thanks to the generosity of supporters like AT&T, these
scholarships provide greater access to higher education,” said
Megan O’Bryan, president of the Tri-C Foundation. “This
investment in people opens doors for the region’s future leaders
to build their success.”
This year’s luncheon also honored the 25th
anniversary of the Hispanic Council, which formed in 1993 to
introduce Hispanic students to the resources they need to
succeed. More than 1,400 Hispanic students took classes at the
College last year.
The Council serves as a one-stop shop for Hispanic students to
receive guidance in everything from academics to residency
status. It also offers bilingual assistance with enrollment,
financial aid, class registration and English as a Second
Language (ESL) courses.
The Hispanic Council also stays active in Northeast Ohio’s
Hispanic community. It has been a key partner in Bienvenidos
a Cleveland, a project assisting Puerto Rican families
relocating to Cleveland following the devastation of