Dr. Carreón Foundation to Hold Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet at Fantasy Springs Resort
The Dr. Carreón Foundation will honor students from area high schools across the Coachella Valley and Blythe, presenting scholarships to the senior Class of 2022 and in-college students who graduated high school in recent years. The banquet will take place at Fantasy Springs Resort from 4 to 7 p.m. on June 12, and is open to everyone connected with the Foundation.
“This annual ceremony is a most rewarding experience for not only the scholarship recipients, but also for their families, our scholarship partners, friends of our Foundation, and those in the community supporting our mission,” stated Dr. Carreón Foundation Executive Director Ricardo Loretta.
Students with Mexican/Latino ancestry from all Coachella Valley high schools, and Palo Verde High School in Blythe, were invited to submit a scholarship application. Scholarships are awarded to students who have a minimum 3.0 GPA, are involved in bettering their community, are of Mexican/Latino ancestry, and who demonstrate leadership skills and financial need. This year 225 applications were reviewed, and the Foundation will honor 56 awardees at the banquet.
The celebratory affair will feature Dr Edwin Gomez, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools, as keynote speaker.
Scholarships range from $1,000 to $4,000, with a total of close to $140,000 being awarded. This outlay is possible due in part to sponsorships from local organizations and individuals, such as OneFuture CV, a long-time partner with the Foundation. To date, the foundation has now awarded more than $1.9 million in scholarships to more than 850 students. Recipients have attended schools locally and across the country including College of the Desert, CSUSB Palm Desert, University of Southern California, UCLA, MIT, and Harvard University, to name a few.
Tickets to the banquet are $75 per person, $600 for a table of 8, and seats can be reserved at www.carreonfoundation.org. For additional information call (858) 344-4812.
About Dr. Carreón Foundation
The late Dr. Reynaldo J. Carreón established the Reynaldo J. Carreón M. D. Foundation prior to his death in 1991, to enable Americans of Mexican ancestry to become the best they can through education. The Dr. Carreón Foundation Board of Directors has dedicated its efforts and resources to carry out Dr. Carreon’s vision. Dr. Carreón’s wish to help his people “be the greatest Americans possible” is being accomplished. Carreón scholars have attended some 50 colleges and universities throughout the United States.
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