from "Four local students are first Siouxland Unidad Latina scholarship winners," Barbara Walker, Sioux City Journaly
Four Latino students will be presented with $1,000 college scholarships during a ceremony this evening at Tyson Fresh Meats headquarters in Dakota Dunes.
The students are the first to receive scholarships from Siouxland Unidad Latina, the nonprofit corporation that organizes Sioux City's annual Cinco de Mayo celebration and other efforts that support Latino culture and heritage.
The scholarship recipients are Juana Medina, a West High School student who will attend Western Iowa Tech Community College; Ailed Hernandez, a North High School student who also will attend WIT; Bianca Sofia Mendez, a Bishop Heelan High School student who will attend Briar Cliff University; and Teresa Barajas, who attends the University of Phoenix.
The four were among more than 25 applicants for the scholarships, according to a release from the organization.(more)
Yet another race-specific academic scholarship; this time, for students who can't do any better than community college even though every university is desperate for Latinos just to fill a quota.