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April 8, 2021 – JACKSONVILLE, FL – The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce extends its most sincere appreciation and gratitude to AT&T for their support in helping Hispanic students achieve their dreams of a college education by funding a $15,000 grant to be used specifically for the Achieving the Dream scholarships.
AT&T has been a supporter of education with the Chamber and is committed to supporting the Hispanic community.
Applications for the 2021 Scholarship Period opened February 1 with the awards ceremony taking place in October. The 2021 Achieving the Dream Scholarships awards will be distributed at the Annual Hispanic Heritage Gala to be held in the Fall. Applications can be completed at: fchcc.com/scholarship, and must be submitted by May 15, 2021, along with all required documents.
The scholarship program awards students who work hard and achieve academic excellence to start or continue their education. FCHCC Community Development Fund awards these scholarships based on primary criteria and academics (minimum GPA 3.0). The remaining points are assessed based on a finalist interview, letters of recommendation, essays, extracurricular activities, community involvement and honors/awards.
Contributions to the scholarship fund can also be made online. Previous years’ sponsors include: Brunet-Garcia Advertising, Florida Blue, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jimenez-Bellisario Family, Three Grains of Rice Missions, University of North Florida, Vystar Credit Union and Web.com. Follow @fchccflorida and hashtag #fchcc2021atd on Twitter for the latest updates on the Achieving the Dream Scholarship. Florida Blue, iHeart Media, Buenas Nuevas Network, Que Tal Magazine, Prosperity Home Mortgage and MiAddvantage are Strategic Partners of the FCHCC.
About Philanthropy & Social Innovation at AT&T
AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. The company’s signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond. With a financial commitment of $600 million since 2008, AT&T is leveraging technology, relationships and social innovation to help all students make their biggest dreams a reality.
About the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) was created to encourage and promote sound, ethical and successful business practices in the Hispanic community and to further the recognition of Hispanic heritage and culture through educational endeavors. The mission of the FCHCC is to positively impact the regional economy by creating value, promoting and facilitating the success of Hispanic-owned businesses and by engaging the community at large.
Media Contact: FCHCC Board of Directors
Phone: (904) 346-1118 ext. 3