Scholarship fund created for Latino students to attend Ivy Tech

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Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 6:00 AM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A local Latino group announces a scholarship opportunity for Ivy Tech students.

Hospitality and Outreach for Latin Americans, or HOLA, is donating $5,000 to create the “Dream Big Scholarship Fund” for Latino Students.

Some have financial needs but may not have access to state and federal aid.

The funds for the donation came from the proceeds from the annual HOLA Festival last August.

”Well we feel it’s important to grow Latino Community here in Southwest Indiana. With that being said, education is a pillar of that. The fastest way to grow our population is to make sure our people are educated and Ivy Tech has been a great partner. They’re offering programs that cater to bilingual students. So we just thought it was a perfect fit,” said HOLA Board President Brant Flores.

Ivy Tech officials also announced that they will match HOLA’s donation increasing the amount to $10,000

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