Colorado Springs – El Cinco de Mayo, Inc. is proud to announce the 2012-2013 recipients of two scholarships: the El Cinco de Mayo, Inc. Scholarship and the Robert L. “Bob” Armendariz Scholarship.
El Cinco de Mayo, Inc. Recipients $1,000 each
- Lamia Dawahre, daughter of Nabil & Virginia Dawahre
- Ignasis Gutierrez, daughter of Pedro Gutierrez & Miguelina Vargas-Gutierrez
- Andres Velez, Patricia Velez, wife
- Mariah R. Abeyta, daughter of Sheryl A. Abeyta
- Acashia S. Majors, daughter of Renate Owens
- Dylan James, son of Timothy & Genevieve James – (El Cinco de Mayo, Inc. and UCCS)
- Delia Sintas, daughter of Anabell Sintas & Alex Sintas
- Ashley Ruiz, daughter of Mike Ruiz
- Bailey A. Bush, daughter of Stacy & James Bush
- Danielle N. Johnson, daughter of Kris & Maria Johnson
- Brandee N. Castillo, daughter of Sally Forsythe
Robert L. “Bob” Armendariz Scholarship Recipients $1,000 each
- Jesse R. Perez, son of Gloria Triste
- Anna M. Edgar, daughter of Kim & Chris Simons
- Andrea P. Rodriquez, daughter of Maria Del Consuelo Rodriquez
- Raelynn M. Martinez, daughter of Sandra & Alan Martinez
- Willie F. Foster III, son of Lorraine Wilcox
Recipients will receive their awards at a special scholarship reception on Thursday, August 2, 2012 in the Garden Pavilion of El Pomar Foundation’s Penrose House. Recipients and their parents/spouse, sponsors, donors and committee members are invited to attend this event.
The Robert Lee “Bob” Armendariz Scholarship was established earlier this year to honor the life of Bob Armendariz, found and editor of Hispania News. Bob passed away of natural causes on May 2, 2012. Major contributors to the scholarship are El Pomar Foundation, Theo Gregory, George Guerrero, David and Karyl Vasquez, Prontocom/Rosanna Ramponi, Better Business Bureau, Jody Alyn, Sarah Jack and Associates LLC, Steven and Theresa Sanchez, Dr. James Sauls, Jay and Paula Miller and El Cinco de Mayo, Inc.
Co-Chairs of El Cinco de Mayo Inc., Carmen Abeyta and Linda Schaefer extend their sincerest thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors and individual contributors to the scholarships. These contributions are the building blocks in achieving the goal of awarding scholarships to deserving youth. In order to qualify, a student must be considered “underserved/underrepresented”. This includes students with limited financial resources, inadequate access to financial support, guidance or assistance and/or would be the first in their family to attend/graduate from college.
About El Cinco de Mayo Inc.: El Cinco de Mayo, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to share the Hispanic/Latino culture with all citizens of Colorado Springs and surrounding communities and to foster cultural harmony. We strive to enlighten others of the unique Hispanic/Latino culture and how it benefits the community as a whole. We support education by providing scholarships to under-served/under-represented students in El Paso County and to students attending college In El Paso County and/or are El Paso County Residents.