Posted October 27, 2018 07:09:14 A $10,000 scholarship will be offered by the University of Arizona to students who are of Hispanic or Asian descent, a move that highlights a key gap in the country’s public education system.
The scholarship is being awarded to the Hispanic/Amerikan Scholarship Program, which is part of the University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the university announced Thursday.
This is the first such scholarship program in the United States to provide a $10 scholarship to a student of Hispanic/Asian descent, the University said in a statement.
The scholarship will support students who have a significant financial need and will support their studies through internships, thesis projects and other academic programs.
“I think that, in the future, we will see more scholarships of that type,” said Alex R. Hwang, director of the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion at the UA.
According to the UA, the program was launched in the 1980s and is the largest Hispanic/Latino scholarships program in America.
It is designed to help Hispanic/Latinos overcome stereotypes and overcome the barriers that have limited them in the past.
In addition to Hwang and his colleagues, a committee led by UCI President Mark Yudof, UA faculty members and alumni voted to accept the award, according to the university.
Students can apply to be part of this scholarship program, and can be eligible for up to $10 per quarter.
The scholarships are part of a larger $1.5 billion program to help low- and moderate-income students in the UCI community graduate.
Under the scholarship program the UA will pay up to three-quarters of tuition for students who live in the Tucson campus area.
UCI students, alumni and members of the public can apply for the scholarship.
UCI Chancellor Robert Gibbons said in his statement that the scholarship was a natural extension of the university’s efforts to provide high-quality education for its students.
Hwang, who serves as director of UCI’s Center for Academic Excellence, said the scholarship provides a tangible opportunity for students to advance in their education.
“We are honored to partner with the UA and the University to give this opportunity to students from all backgrounds and social backgrounds,” he said.
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