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New scholarships

The Hillsborough Community College Foundation, the non-profit fund-raising arm of HCC, has established four scholarships for the 1995-96 school year. The new scholarships include the Roland Manteiga Scholarship, the Carrollwood Business & Professional Women's Scholarship, the Carrollwood Rotary Scholarship and the Mayor Sandy Freedman Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. The Roland Manteiga Scholarship, established in honor of the editor/publisher of La Gaceta newspaper, will go to a Hispanic student majoring in journalism or political science. The Carrollwood BPW scholarship will be awarded to a female student majoring in nursing, and the Carrollwood Rotary Scholarship will be awarded based on GPA and need. The Freedman Scholarship will go to a disabled HCC student.


Veterans Freedom


The Veterans Freedom Memorial Committee is looking for individual and corporate sponsors to adopt a memorial brick at the monument site in Veterans Memorial Park, 3602 N U.S. 301 at the Tampa Bypass Canal. The bricks will be used to pave walkways at the park, and money from sales will go toward the $110,000 needed to build the memorial. The memorial of white Georgia marble will feature six 7-foot columns. The Great Seal of the United States, in 1-inch relief, will be on column one with an etched figure of a Revolutionary War soldier and the preamble to the Constitution on the reverse. Columns two through six will display the seal of each branch of the military with the etched history of each on the reverse side. A 40-foot illuminated flagpole will be in the center with the American flag on display 24 hours a day. The cost of adopting a memorial brick is $35. Each brick ordered will be engraved with up to 14 characters per line (including spacing) on no more than two lines. Each brick must contain a last name or business name for a directory listing. After the project is completed, the directory will be developed to aid in locating the brick in the park. Adopt a Memorial Brick applications are available in the Customer Service Centers at Wal-Mart stores in Hillsborough County. Tax-deductible contributions also will be accepted with recognition in the following categories: Gold Patron, $3,000; Silver Plaque, $2,500 to $2,999; Bronze Plaque, $1,000 to $2,499; Benefactor, $500 to $999; Sponsor, $250 to $499; Blue Embossed Book, $100 to $249; White Embossed Book, $50 to $99; and Red Embossed Book, $10 to $49.