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News: PCC Presidents Latino Advisory Committee Offers $1,000 Scholarships to Students

The Pasadena City College President’s Latino Advisory Committee will offer ten $1,000 scholarships for PCC students through the PCC Latino Scholarship Fund. 

"We hope to encourage qualified students to continue their studies at PCC to achieve their degree or transfer to a university and ultimately obtain a well-paying career," said committee member Dr. Cynthia Olivo, associate dean of Counseling and Student Success Services. "The President’s Latino Advisory Committee has worked hard to provide access to a higher education and to increase the number of Latino and Latina students completing their studies at PCC."

To be eligible for the scholarship, an individual must be a full-time PCC student, be enrolled in at least nine units at the time of application, demonstrate financial need, show an understanding of Latino culture, and be involved in extracurricular activities.  The GPA requirement will be based upon the applicant pool. 

Applications should be submitted to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (L114) by Friday, April 27, 2012. Applications must be accompanied by official transcripts (if attended a school other than PCC), one letter of recommendation, and a personal statement.  The application is available online on the PLAC website at

Students selected to receive an award will be notified by May 15, and will be receive a scholarship awards breakfast on Tuesday, June 5 at Brookside Park.  

Release Date: 04/04/2012
Contact: Juan F. Gutierrez , Director, Public Relations
Phone: (626) 585-7315

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