AT MISSION COLLEGE HONORS 10 STUDENTS
have been named recipients of the largest scholarship ever awarded
at Los Angeles Mission College.
Each student will receive $1,000 - made possible by a $10,000 grant
from CompuCredit Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia, under the company's
Aspire a Más (Aspire to More) scholarship program.
The Aspire scholarships were the largest from among the more than
50 scholarships awarded by Mission College and its supporters to
students this year. The award total - more than $23,000 - is the
largest scholarship amount every awarded by the college and its
"We believe that an excellent group of students has been selected
for the first Aspire scholarships," said Dr. Adriana Barrera,
president, Los Angeles Mission College. "We look forward to
having an on-going relationship with CompuCredit."
Student winners of the Aspire award are Fernando Aceves Jr., Connie
Acuña, Eliseo Guillen, Baltazar Martinez, Andrés Medrano,
Martha Perez, Elizabeth Olcese, Jose Oliva, David Rodriguez and
"We at CompuCredit congratulate these exceptional students
for their achievement. They serve as great inspirations to other
young people in their communities," said David Hanna, Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer of CompuCredit.
CompuCredit created the nationwide Aspire a Más scholarship
program to increase educational opportunities for qualified college
students in predominantly Hispanic communities. The scholarships
are awarded based on academic achievement, economic need, a commitment
to "give back" to the community and the spirit of determination.
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