Ten New York Latino students will have an easier time paying for college this fall thanks to the generosity of the New York state chapter of the American Federation of Teachers Latino Caucus. The state Latino Caucus recently announced its Latino Scholarship recipients for 2007, who will share $20,000 in total scholarship money given by the group.
Several NYSUT members participate in the state Latino Caucus, which is associated with the AFT, one of NYSUT's national affiliates. The state Latino Caucus is chaired by NYSUT Board member Jose Vargas of the United Federation of Teachers, NYSUT's K-12 affiliate in New York City. NYSUT Vice President Maria Neira is member emeritus of the group's executive board.
The 2007 Latino Scholarship winners are:
Anne Diaz of Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn. She will use her scholarship at Hunter College, a campus of the City University of New York.
Crystal A. Fleetwood of the Community High School for Social Justice in the Bronx. She will use her scholarship to attend Depauw University in Greencastle, Ind.
Madeline J. Gomez of Yonkers High School, who will use her scholarship at Manhattanville College in Purchase.
Paul M. Guevara of Brentwood High School in Suffolk County, who will use his scholarship to attend Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass.
Kaylah N. Pantaleon of Yonkers High School, who will use her scholarship at Emerson College in Boston.
Ruben Perez of the High School for Health and Sciences in New York City, who will use his scholarship to attend Lehman College, a City University of New York campus in the Bronx.
Sarah M. Perez of Brentwood High School in Suffolk County, who will use her scholarship at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill.
Crystal Ramos of Wadleigh High School in Queens, who will use her scholarship to attend the College of Mount St. Vincent in Riverdale.
Cassandra A. Rosado of Saugerties High School in Ulster County, who will use her scholarship at Marist College in Poughkeepsie.
Erick R. Rovelo of Brentwood High School in Suffolk County, who will use his scholarship to attend C.W. Post, a campus of Long Island University.
Congratulations and best wishes to all of the 2007 Latino Scholarship winners.