Hispanic Gala 2014

Hispanic Gala Announced Final 2015 Scholars

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and the Hispanic Gala Steering Committee have announced 60 students to receive a one-time $2,000 scholarship at the annual Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala (MCEHG) scheduled for Sept. 10 at the Fillmore in Silver Spring.

2015 Hispanic Gala“This year the scholarship opportunity opened to all qualifying students from our diverse communities throughout the State of Maryland and there was an overwhelming quantity of applicants,” Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett said in a news release.

The MCEHG is in its third year, and the program has received 1,097 applications, which included 169 “highly qualified candidates.”

Selected awardees attend fifteen colleges and universities throughout Maryland including Frederick Community College, Frostburg State University, Goucher College, Harford Community College, Howard Community College, Lancaster Bible College Greenbelt Campus, Montgomery College, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Stevenson University, Towson University, University of Baltimore, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Maryland College Park, and University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

To be considered for this scholarship, students needed to have a grade point average of 2.5 or greater; graduated from a Maryland High School or obtained a Maryland GED in the last four years; be a U.S. Citizen, Resident or Dreamer, as defined by the Maryland Dream Act; have proof of financial need to continue higher education, and be registered to attend  a Maryland College or University in the spring of next school year.

According to a news release, the MCEHG kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month in Montgomery County. The Gala brings together volunteer stakeholders and organizations that are committed to helping students in financial need to pursue higher education.

To find out more information about the Hispanic Gala, click here.

Find the 60 scholars below:

  1. Juliana Ahumada Serje – Stevenson University
  2. Edio Alarcón – Montgomery College
  3. Leilani Alvarenga – Howard Community College
  4. Monica Amponsah – Towson University
  5. Grace Baisden – University of Maryland College Park
  6. Jeremiah Bennett –  Montgomery College
  7. Xia-Ling Bovell – Montgomery College
  8. Diego Camargo – Frederick Community College
  9. Dainaly Caraballo – Harford Community College
  10. Gabriel Cárdenas – Lancaster Bible College, Greenbelt Campus
  11. Diana Cayetano-Salinas – Notre Dame of Maryland University
  12. Rosy Chacon – University of Maryland College Park
  13. Magdalena Chandlee – Mount Saint Mary’s University
  14. Lalitha Cheruvu – University of Maryland College Park
  15. Ana María Chitiva – Montgomery College
  16. Marco Cifuentes-Urtubey – Montgomery College
  17. David Cuevas – Montgomery College
  18. Cindy Díaz – Montgomery College
  19. Brenda Díaz del Valle – Notre Dame of Maryland University
  20. Gerardo Espinosa – University of Maryland College Park
  21. Gabriella Figueroa – University of Maryland College Park
  22. Jarlene Flores – University of Maryland College Park
  23. Monica Funes – Montgomery College
  24. Angelica González – Towson University
  25. Antony González – Montgomery College
  26. Chantal Gutiérrez – Towson University
  27. Aixa Hernández – Montgomery College
  28. Iliana Hernández – University of Maryland College Park
  29. Richard Janampa – University of Maryland Baltimore County
  30. Yulissa Jaramillo Anaya – Howard Community College
  31. Francisco Jovel – University of Maryland College Park
  32. Melissa La Noire – Montgomery College
  33. Jamon Ligon – University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  34. Isabella Louis – Goucher College
  35. Juan Maraboli – Montgomery College
  36. Melissa Márquez – University of Maryland College Park
  37. Miguel Mora – Montgomery College
  38. Paola Oliveras-Rosario – Montgomery College
  39. Alexis Ojeda-Brown – University of Maryland College Park
  40. Raquel Ordoñez – Montgomery College
  41. Laura Ortíz – Montgomery College
  42. María Monica Ortíz – Montgomery College
  43. Katherine Pérez – University of Maryland College Park
  44. Tatiana Pérez-Mojica – Montgomery College
  45. Christopher Piñeda – University of Baltimore
  46. Sandra Puetate – Montgomery College
  47. Flor de María Quiñones – Montgomery College
  48. Elliot Quinteros Valdés – Frostburg State University
  49. Diana Ramirez – Notre Dame of Maryland University
  50. Nicole Rojas – University of Maryland College Park
  51. Katherine Romero – University of Maryland College Park
  52. Luis Rosales – Montgomery College
  53. Britney Sagastizado – University of Maryland College Park
  54. Victor Sarmiento – Montgomery College
  55. Manuel Sibrian – University of Maryland College Park
  56. Bethany Smith – Montgomery College
  57. Vanessa Taffo – University of Maryland College Park
  58. Kenneth Valle – University of Maryland College Park
  59. Daniela Velásquez – Towson University
  60. Natasha Velásquez – Towson University
Aline Barros

About Aline Barros

Aline Barros is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at Abarros@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @AlineBarros2.

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