Two students from Wichita will attend Newman University in the fall thanks in part to scholarships awarded by the Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
The students – Dayanna Huerta, a senior from Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, and Pilar A. Orozco, a senior from Wichita Northeast Magnet High School – were among 39 college-bound Hispanic students who received scholarship awards at a recent dinner held by the WHCC. Huerta and Orozco have enrolled for classes at Newman University. Another scholarship recipient, Gabriela Olivas, a senior from Wichita North High School, has expressed interest in attending Newman.
The event, Embracing Diversity, was the WHCC’s 10th Annual Awards and Scholarship Recognition Dinner. Each year the WHCC awards students the prestigious Kansas Hispanic Scholarship Program scholarship. Chamber officials announced at this year’s dinner that The Kansas Hispanic Scholarship Program is providing $46,315 in new scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year.
Newman University is a Deans Circle donor for the Kansas Hispanic Scholarship Program.
Newman University also supports a variety of other programs and scholarships for Hispanic students.