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August 21, 2018

Multicultural Awards Banquet college scholarships awarded

Seven Boulder County students honored

Boulder County, Colo. - The Thirtieth Annual Multicultural Awards Banquet, which takes place Oct. 4 at the Jewish Community Center in Boulder, celebrates people of color who have made significant contributions to the community. One goal of the banquet, hosted by Boulder County Community Action Programs, is to provide scholarship monies for area multi-ethnic students with low-income to help make the goal of a college degree more attainable. Tuition costs continue to rise, and scholarship availability, especially at public institutions, can be very competitive.

“If people are going to make a difference in the world, it is important that they earn a college degree,” says Susana Lopez-Baker, of Boulder County CAP. “This is even more imperative today for multi-ethnic students. We had 20 applicants this year and the decision was difficult, but we are thrilled with this year’s recipients. Congratulations to all of them!”

Seven $1,000 scholarships are being awarded in 2018. The scholarship recipients are:

  • Johana Campos, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Genevieve Gregory, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Giovanni Hernandez, Front Range Community College
  • Veronica Ramirez, Metropolitan State University
  • Marisol Reyes Escobar, Front Range Community College
  • Esmeralda Rosa De Mendez, Metropolitan State University
  • Dulce Valle, Front Range Community College

mcab 2018 scholarships

Five of the scholarship recipients attended an awards ceremony on Aug. 15. Pictured from left to right are Dulce Valle, Veronica Ramirez, Johana Campos, Esmeralda Rosa De Mendez, Marisol Reyes Escobar.