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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, May 15, 2000
Boogie Bash to benefit scholarships
"Boogie Bash," the University of Texas of the Permian Basin's Alumni Pride
event is set for 8 p.m. until midnight, Friday, May 19, at Graham Central
Station, Plaza entrance, 4240 Preston Road in Odessa.
The event will feature a dance under the stars to classic rock, country
and top hits from the `60s through the `90s with music provided by The
Shades. General admission is $10, $8 for students (must be 21 and older
to attend) with a current UTPB ID.
The event is hosted by UT Permian Basin's Alumni Association. Proceeds
will benefit scholarships awarded from the UTPB Alumni Association Endowment
Fund. Tickets are available in advance from Room 469 of the UTPB Mesa Building;
Luskey's Western Wear, 623 E. 42nd Street in Odessa, or by mailing
check or money order to UTBP Alumni Association, P.O. Box 12481, Odessa,
For more information call 552-2809.
Zamarripa gets Hispanic scholarship
Sandra Zamarripa, of Pecos, was selected as a 1999-2000 Peierls Foundation/Hispanic
Scholarship Fund Scholar.
Her scholarship amount was $1,500 and was made possible by the sponsorship
of Peieris Foundation, one of their generous donor organizations.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the largest Hispanic scholarship-granting
organization in the nation. HSF recognizes and rewards outstanding Hispanic
students in higher education throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
These students represent every region of the country, hundreds of institutions
of higher learning and every segment of the Hispanic community. Founded
in 1975, HSF has awarded more than 40,000 scholarships totaling nearly
Hispanics constitute America's fastest growing population. Today's Hispanic
population of more than 31 million it is projected to soar to over 36 million
by 2005. In the next 20 years it will be America's largest minority group,
with huge buying power and much greater participation in the labor force.
Hispanics face an alarming educational challenge: they continue to be acutely
under-represented in the nation's colleges and universities. Thus, HSF
has adopted a new mission: to double the rate of Hispanics earning a college
degree by the year 2006. Much more must be done to support Hispanics higher
educational goals, but in the interim scholarships play a vital role.
Successful candidates are chosen on the basis of academic achievement,
personal strengths, leadership and financial need. The selection of HSF
scholars is assisted by te efforts of the Educational Testing Service (ETS)
and by regional readers. HSF scholars have achieved success in many fields
and often are visible role models in their communities.
This program assists Latinos earning their bacholor's degree at four-year
institutions. Basic program requirements are that the students have completed
15 credits of college work, have a minimum of 2.7 GPA, and be enrolled
full time at an accredited college in the United States or Puerto Rico.
Scholarships are available based on donor restrictions which may include
fields of study, specific geographical areas, etc.
Zamarripa is the daughter Carlos and Felipa Zamarripa of Pecos.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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