(November 2, 2022 – JACKSONVILLE, FL.) The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce opened the ATD application for 2023 on November 1, 2022. 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 2022, FCHCC awarded 10 scholarships to admirable Hispanic students at the annual Hispanic Heritage Gala and ATD Awards on October 20, 2022, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and the Achieving the Dream scholarships award recipients. The 2023 ATD application can be completed by clicking here:
The 2023 Achieving the Dream Scholarships awards will be distributed at the Annual Hispanic Heritage Gala to be held in the Fall. More information about the ATD Scholarship Program can be found here.
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 2023 scholarship fund can also be made online here. Thank you to the Scholarship sponsors from 2022: Alive Credit Union, Achieving the Dream Scholarship Committee, Crowley Maritime, Florida Blue, Florida State College at Jacksonville, The Jacksonville Jaguars Community Foundation, Jimenez-Bellisario Family Trust, Jimenez Law Firm, Mambo’s Cuban Café, Monica Hernandez, Southeastern Grocers, University of North Florida and VyStar Credit Union.
Follow @fchccflorida and hashtag #fchcc2023atd on Twitter for the latest updates on the Achieving the Dream Scholarship. FCHCC Strategic and Corporate Partners are: Florida Blue, iHeart Media, Southeastern Grocers, CMG, Prospera USA, Norsan Media, Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), The Sherwin-Williams Company, VyStar Credit Union and MiAddvantage.
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.