May 5, 2006 — The Board of Trustees of the Chicano Scholarship Foundation is honored to announce the arrival of a milestone in the fund’s history with awards of three full ride scholarships at this year”s banquet May 9th, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the University of Utah Union Ballroom.
The full ride scholarships were made possible through a donation from brothers Mickey and David Ibarra to the Chicano Scholarship Fund earlier this year. The awardees are undergraduate Erica Torres and incoming freshmen Candelario Saldana and Lolita Victoria Reyes.
Others receiving the Chicano Scholarship this year are Shontol Burkhalter, Marisela Amezquita, Victoria Morales, Nichole Garcia, Miriam Kahrina Lopez, Agatha Bridget Maxwell, Jorge Antonio Bucio, Moises Terrazas and Sean David Lucero. Also being awarded at the banquet will be the Pete Suazo Memorial “Corazon de la Raza” Award to Stephanie Murguia.
The Chicano Scholarship Fund was established in the early 1970s through collaboration of students, faculty and community leaders. It has since grown into an endowment providing financial assistance to hundreds of students over the years.
The theme of this year’s banquet, To Honor the Arts, Recuerdo a Lalo, is intended to preserve the memory of Abelardo “Lalo” Delgado, a visiting professor at the University of Utah through the late 1970s. Throughout his career Delgado was widely recognized as a Poet Lauriet of Atzlan, a term widely recognized throughout the Chicano Movement to describe the fabled homeland of the Aztecs here in the northern hemisphere of the Americas.
Delgado’s memory is appropriate this year as more than half of this year’s recipients plan to major either in the arts or in the Humanities.To make a donation to the Chicano Scholarship Fund or for more information please visit www.chicano.utah.edu.