Seven FHSU students receive Hispanic Development Fund scholarships

06/25/15
by Cristal Ugarte
Seven Fort Hays State University students from the greater Kansas City, Kan., metropolitan area have each been awarded a $500 scholarship from the Hispanic Development Fund. The university has a partnership with HDF and will match each scholarship, bringing the total for each student to $1,000.

Recipients are organized by zip code.

Kansas City (66102): Mercedes Caballero, a 2015 Bishop Ward High School graduate, is a freshman majoring in political science.
Vilma Maldonado, a 2013 Bishop Ward High School graduate, is a junior majoring in management.
Ricardo Zamora, a 2014 Bishop Ward High School graduate, is a sophomore majoring in international business and economics.
Kansas City (66103): Citlalli Corona, a 2012 Bishop Ward High School graduate, is a senior majoring in tourism and hospitality management.
Kansas City(66109): Viviana Lizarraga, a 2015 Bishop Ward High School graduate, is a freshman majoring in justice studies.
Kansas City (66112): Melanie Arellano, a 2014 Bishop Ward High School graduate, is a sophomore majoring in social work
Guadalupe Ceron-Lopez, a 2012 Turner High School graduate, is a senior majoring in elementary education.

The HDF scholarship fund program was created in 1985 to invest in the younger generations in the Hispanic community in the Greater Kansas City, Kan., area.

In addition to other requirements, recipients must also live in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area which includes Clay, Jackson, Platte, Johnson and Wyandotte counties.

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