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Barboza-Sánchez Memorial Scholarship Fund established

Melinda Sánchez and her son Daniel Barboza have always been ones to promote Latino scholarship and they recently established a memorial scholarship fund to honor relatives that have passed—Alicia Barboza, Lazaro Barboza, Alicia Guadalupe Barboza, and Rodolfo Sánchez.

According to Daniel Barboza, “My mother and I have wanted to create such a scholarship fund for some time and I am looking forward to the good that it will do for our Latino youth and education.”

Barboza and Sánchez are the owners of Buy and Save Auto Sales LTD on Route 51 in Northwood , Ohio —they have saved some of its profits for such a fund.

“This year, $1,500 will be awarded to the LSU dance at the University on March 5, $1,000 will be awarded to La Prensa’s annual Latino Scholarship Day with the Toledo Mud Hens Fund.

“We also plan a fundraiser dance on July 1, featuring Los Arcos del Norte from Texas ,” said Barboza.

The Latino Student Union (LSU) of the University of Toledo is hosting its annual scholarship baile at the UT Student Union Auditorium, with Grupo Vida scheduled to be the headliner. Tejano Show Band of the Year, Grupo Vida, is coming back by popular demand after a highly successful dance last March, where over $15,000 was raised.

La Prensa and the Spanish American Organization (SAO) co-sponsor an annual scholarship day at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo with the Toledo Mud Hens baseball team. This year, the event is scheduled for Sunday, July 17.  

Sánchez added to the words of wisdom of her son, “Education is so important; we must educate our youth and keep them in school.”






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