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2018 PMAHCC Foundation Scholarship Recipients

09-Sep-2018 5:52 PM | Anonymous


Written by: Melanie Marie Boyer

2018 PMAHCC Foundation Scholarships

The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is committed to giving back to the Hispanic community of our great city. One way that we do this is through providing scholarships to the next generation of outstanding Hispanics, our future leaders!

Above: Rocio Alers (2018 Rob Vega Scholarship Recipient) speaks at the recent PMAHCC  "Hispanic Heritage Month Extravaganza" event .

Since 2011, when the fund began, the chamber has awarded 120 scholarships in the amount of $168,000 to promising Hispanic students in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. The names of the individuals receiving the 22 scholarships in 2018 will be presented at the Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Extravaganza: Pregame event. See photos

Above: Anamaria Ortiz (2018 Scholarship Recipient) waves as she is recognized for volunteering at the recent PMAHCC  "Hispanic Heritage Month Extravaganza" event .

If you would like to contribute to the future of the next generation of Latinos Donate Here.

The following is a full list of our 2018 PMAHCC Scholarship Recipients.

Name Last School/Year Career High School
Nicholas R Acuña 1st yr CMU Mechanical Engineer Moon Area High Scholl
Raymundo Arvizu Guzman 1st yr Penn State Engineering Peters Township High School
Jorge L Candiotti 2nd yr Slippery Physician Assistant Studies Ricardo Bentin, Lima Peru
Alexander R Castano 1st yr Penn State-Gtr Allegheny Engineering Brashear High School
Leonardo E Castano 1st yr Duquesne Physics Brashear High School
Tessa H Douglas 2nd yr Rider BFA Musical Theater Woodland Hills Jr/Sr HS
Paulina M Iniguez 4th yr Penn State--New Kensington Corp Communications/Psycology Franklin Regional High School
Jose Miguel Juarez 4th yr Pitt Med School M.D. ( Doctor)/Clinical Research DePaul Catholic High School- N.J.
Jose G Key 1st yr Yale Biomedical Engineering North Allegheny Senior HS
Samuel A Naponic 1st yr SE Uni, FL Public Relations/Spanish Norwin High School
Jorge A Olan 3rd yr Allegheny Biology, Pre-Med Seneca Valley High School
Jorge A Oliver 3rd yr Penn State Mechanical Engineer Hampton High School
Anamaria Ortiz 3rd yr Duquesne Political Science/International Relations Keystone Oaks HS
Christopher J Pujol Graduate Catholic Priest Valley High School
Lauren M Quintero 2nd yr Ohio State CivilEngineering Upper St Clair HS
Nina M Rivero 4th yr Duquesne Finance Pine-Richland High School
Thomas M Shepherd 1st yr RMU Cyber Forensics Shaler Area High School
Matthew T Starkman 4th yr Duquesne Physical Therapy West Allegheny High School
Valeria Tupac Yupanqui 2nd yr Pitt Bioengineering North Hills High School
Giovanna M Varlotta 1st yr UPA International Relations PGH CAPA
Andre L Williams 1st yr Ohio State Engineering Peters Twp High School

Rob Vega Memorial Scholarship

Rocio Alers Exchange PR Law UPR Escuela Secundaria

Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization

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*The PMAHCC Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization 

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