40 new students to get scholarships at USF
Forty incoming University of South Florida students will get $200,000 in scholarships tonight at the 22nd annual Latino Scholarship Awards Ceremony.
The winners are all first-generation college students, paired with a mentor to guide them through school and help with networking opportunities. The scholarships are open to all students and awarded to those interested in issues affecting the Latino community, according to USF. Since 1992, the program has given $2.5 million to students.
Tonight's program, scheduled to start with a reception at 6 p.m. at the USF School of Music Concert Hall at 4202 E. Fowler Ave. In Tampa, will feature remarks from USF president Judy Genshaft and Stacy Ortiz, a Tampa lawyer and graduate of the program, who is sponsoring her first student.