(January 31, 2019 – JACKSONVILLE, FL.) The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has opened the 2019 ATD application process and students can apply now. The Achieving the Dream (ATD) Scholarship Program is available for students with Hispanic origin who want to pursue their college degrees. Over 25 years, the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) Community Development, Inc. has awarded scholarships to high school seniors and undergrad students of Hispanic origin living in Northeast Florida including Duval, Baker, St. Johns, Clay and Nassau counties.
In 2018, FCHCC awarded 10 scholarships to admirable Hispanic students at the annual Hispanic Heritage Gala and ATD Awards, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and the Achieving the Dream scholarships award recipients.
The 2019 Achieving the Dream Scholarships awards will be distributed at the Annual Hispanic Heritage Gala to be held in the Fall. Applications can be completed on the website fchcc.com/scholarship, and must be submitted by March 24, 2019, 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 20%). 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, Virginia College and Vystar Credit Union.
Follow @fchccflorida and hashtag #fchcc2019atd on Twitter for the latest updates on the Achieving the Dream Scholarship. Florida Blue, iHeart Media, Norsan Media, TU18 Jax Mega TV, Hunger Fight and Tico Sports are Strategic Partners of the FCHCC.
Media Contact: FCHCC Board of Directors
Phone: (904) 346-1118 ext. 3
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.