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Latino Scholarships Focus of Events, Deadlines

By La Prensa Staff


The Latino community will once again gather to celebrate the academic achievements of young people with a Toledo Mud Hens game serving as a backdrop, while a scholarship application deadline looms for those wishing to nominate other Latino students for Diamante awards.


Latino Heritage Night and Scholarship Day with the Toledo Mud Hens will be held at Fifth Third Field on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 during pregame ceremonies of a game between Toledo and the Columbus Clippers, which is scheduled to start at 6:35 p.m.


Sept. 16 is also Mexican Independence Day.


The Spanish American Organization (SAO) and La Prensa will award several scholarships, while special guests with throw out the ceremonial first pitch and sing the national anthem. More details will be released in the coming weeks.


Game tickets are $16 each and can be purchased from SAO officers Carmen Barbosa (419.290.3082), Phil Barbosa (419.215.7941), Mary Morales (419.270.1076) and LaPrensa co-manager Adrianne Chasteen (419.870.2797).


The Latino Alliance of Northwest Ohio is calling for nominations for its Diamante Scholarship for students of Latino descent attending the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, Lourdes University, or Owens Community College. Two students, an incoming freshman or upperclassman and a graduate student, from each institution will be selected to receive $1,000.


Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, submit a letter of recommendation, complete the application and supply all required documents.


Nominations also are being sought for the 32nd annual Diamante Awards, to be held Tuesday evening, Oct. 5, in the Grogan Room at the University of Toledo’s Savage Arena. The Diamante Awards honor outstanding Latino community members and supporters who are making a difference in the Toledo metro area. The award nomination categories include: Youth, Adult, Professional, Corporation/Community Agency, and Friend of the Latino Community for their leadership roles.


The deadline to submit nominations for both the awards and scholarships is Friday, Sept. 3. 


Scholarship applications and award nomination packets can be obtained by emailing diamanteawards@gmail.com.  Completed applications and nominations can be returned to diamanteawards@gmail.com or mailed to: Latino Alliance of Northwest Ohio, Attn: Meyling Ruiz, P.O. Box 875, Toledo, OH 43697.




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Revised: 08/10/21 20:00:01 -0700.





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