May 3, 2002


Ten 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 supporters.

"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 Corinne Torres.

"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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