For Immediate Release: September 6, 2018 – JACKSONVILLE, FL – The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) is proud of their impact on the lives of more than one hundred scholarship recipients for their signature program, Achieving the Dream Scholarship, for over 25 years. Applicants undergo a rigorous process handled by a committee of community leaders determined to award the 10 scholarships (valued at $2,000 each) to outstanding qualified Hispanic students of Northeast Florida.
These students will be recognized for their achievements at the Hispanic Heritage Gala and Achieving the Dream Scholarship Awards presented by Virginia College and hosted by Florida Blue on Friday, September 28, 2018. The gala is from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM at Florida Blue Center, 4800 Deerwood Campus Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32245
The scholarship program enables students who work hard and achieve academic excellence to start or continue their education. The FCHCC Community Development Fund awards these scholarships based on primary criteria of financial need (30%) and academics (minimum GPA 3.0) (25%). The remaining points are assessed based on a finalist interview, letters of recommendation, video, essays, extracurricular activities, community involvement and honors/awards.
FCHCC congratulates an impressive group of 2018 Achieving the Dream Scholarship recipients.
Major donors for the 2018 scholarships are Virginia College, Florida Blue and Fidelity Investments. Sponsorship opportunities are available at the event to raise funds for the 2018 Achieving the Dream Scholarships. For tickets and additional information about the FCHCC Hispanic Heritage Gala and Achieving the Dream Scholarship Awards presented by Virginia College, send an email to email@example.com.
Follow @fchccflorida and hashtag #fchcc2018atdgala on Twitter for the latest updates on the Hispanic Heritage Gala and Achieving the Dream Scholarship Awards. Florida Blue, iHeart Media, Norsan Media, TU 18 Jax Mega TV and Hunger Fight are Strategic Partners of the FCHCC. We appreciate our sponsors of the Hispanic Heritage Gala and Achieving the Dream Scholarship Awards: Virginia College, Florida Blue, Fidelity Investments, Arlington Toyota and Publix.
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