More than 100 names fill the list of recipients. The scholarship
program is run in cooperation with Tri-C’s Hispanic Council,
which formed in 1993 to introduce Latino students to the
resources they need to succeed.
“This has been a challenging year due to the coronavirus crisis,
but our students have not let that become an obstacle,” said
Esther Kraft, program manager for the Hispanic Council.
“We are proud of their resilience and determination to meet
their educational goals.”
Scholarships are awarded through the Cuyahoga Community
College Foundation and made possible through the support of
many donors, including AT&T and KeyBank. The Foundation
established the Hispanic Scholarship Fund in 2003.
More than 2,300 Hispanic students took classes at Tri-C last
“These are future leaders in Northeast Ohio,” said Megan
O’Bryan, president of the Foundation. “Our generous partners see
the potential in Tri-C students, and they give to the
scholarship fund because they understand the life-changing power
of higher education.”
Honorees usually are celebrated at the College’s annual Hispanic
Scholarship Luncheon. Restrictions related to the COVID-19
outbreak, however, forced the cancellation of the planned
This year, scholarship recipients created and submitted videos
that were compiled into a celebration montage posted on YouTube.
tri-c.edu/hispanicscholarship to view the finished product.
Tri-C’s Hispanic 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.
Contact Kraft at 216-987-5691 or
to learn more about the Hispanic Council.