UGA awards The Goizueta Foundation Scholarship

University of Georgia awards The Goizueta Foundation Scholarship to 2008 recipients

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)

Barrow County
Laura Ortiz, Winder, Apalachee High School, Martha Correa

Chatham County
Jaime Guinup, Savannah, Sol C. Johnson High School, Michael Guinup

Cobb County
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

Forsyth County
Victoria Ulloque, Cumming, South Forsyth High School, Armando & Jacqueline Infante

Fulton County
Lauren Evancho, Alpharetta, Chattahoochee High School, Vin Davis

Jackson County
Jean Sebastian Labrada-Sandoval, Hoschton, Jackson County Comprehensive High School, Mireya Sandoval

Gilmer County
Adilene Rosales , Ellijay, Gilmer High School, Roman & Irene Rosales

Gwinnett County
Carmen Mancia , Lawrenceville, Central Gwinnett High School, Tomas Mancia
Sheridan Ramirez, Doraville, Norcross High School, Luisa Ramirez

Richmond County
Luis Capella, Augusta, Academy of Richmond County, Marilyn Morales

Whitfield County
Damian Dominguez, Dalton, Southeast Whitfield High School, Jesus & Blanca Dominguez