Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia has awarded The Goizueta Foundation Scholarship to thirteen incoming freshmen for the 2008-2009 academic year.
The award 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 part of a number of grants The Goizueta Foundation of Atlanta has awarded to UGA for enhancing educational opportunities for Hispanic students in Georgia. UGA’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions awards the scholarships on behalf of The Goizueta Foundation.
The scholarship is renewable for a maximum of three years of undergraduate study if the students maintain certain academic requirements and continue to have demonstrated financial need.
For general information on scholarships, see http://www.admissions.uga.edu.
The 2008 Goizueta Foundation Scholars are (listed alphabetically by county):
Name, Hometown, High School, Parent(s)
Laura Ortiz, Winder, Apalachee High School, Martha Correa
Jaime Guinup, Savannah, Sol C. Johnson High School, Michael Guinup
Ramon Pino-Chavarria, Kennesaw, North Cobb High School, Ramon Pino & Emelda Pino
Rebeka Rivera, Acworth, Kell High School, Nancy Perez
Estefani Zaldumbide, Kennesaw, North Cobb High School, Nestor & Sandra Zaldumbide
Victoria Ulloque, Cumming, South Forsyth High School, Armando & Jacqueline Infante
Lauren Evancho, Alpharetta, Chattahoochee High School, Vin Davis
Jean Sebastian Labrada-Sandoval, Hoschton, Jackson County Comprehensive High School, Mireya Sandoval
Adilene Rosales , Ellijay, Gilmer High School, Roman & Irene Rosales
Carmen Mancia , Lawrenceville, Central Gwinnett High School, Tomas Mancia
Sheridan Ramirez, Doraville, Norcross High School, Luisa Ramirez
Luis Capella, Augusta, Academy of Richmond County, Marilyn Morales
Damian Dominguez, Dalton, Southeast Whitfield High School, Jesus & Blanca Dominguez