Athens, Ga. – Six University of Georgia incoming freshmen have been selected to receive the Goizueta Foundation Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year.
The scholarship provides $3,000 per year to undergraduates who are fluent in both written and spoken Spanish, have family who currently reside in the United States, and have demonstrated financial need as determined by UGA’s Office of Student Financial Aid.
The scholarship is among a number of grants the Goizueta Foundation of Atlanta has awarded to UGA for enhancing educational opportunities for a more diverse student body, particularly undergraduates fluent in both written and spoken Spanish.
The scholarship is renewable for a maximum of three additional years if the recipients maintain certain academic standards and continue to have demonstrated financial need.
The Goizueta Foundation Scholarship recipients (listed by county) are:
Name / Hometown / High School / Parent(s)
Estefania Gomez / Lawrenceville / Greater Atlanta Christian School / Rogelio and Miriam Gomez
Juliana Herrera / Lawrenceville / Dacula High School / Carlos Herrera and Elvia Colorado
Niurklin Jimenez / Norcross / Meadow Creek High School / Franklin Jimenez and Miurka Trinidad
Leslie Wright / Flowery Branch / Johnson High School / Javier and Esther Ancieta
Maria Torres / Stockbridge / Dutchtown High School / Edwin and Aura Torres
Felipe Pedraza / Sylvania / Screven County High School / Felipe and Laura Pedraza
For general information on scholarships, see http://www.admissions.uga.edu/.