The Goizueta Foundation, HOLA Scholarships Recognized
(August 31, 2012) Armstrong recognized 16 incoming and returning The Goizueta Foundation Scholarship recipients and one HOLA Achievement Scholarship recipient on Sunday, August 26 at the Armstrong Center.
The reception, which attracted scholarship recipients and their families, included a special welcome from university President Linda Bleicken. Melody Rodriguez, the founder and director of the university's Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong (HOLA) program, and Vice President of Student Affairs Keith Betts awarded certificates to each of the scholarship recipients in attendance.
The Goizueta Foundation enables Armstrong to provide need-based scholarship assistance to Hispanic students through the university's HOLA program. The Goizueta Foundation scholarships empower Latino individuals and families across Georgia through educational opportunities designed to improve their quality of life.
“The Goizueta Scholarship is very important because it supports first-generation college students of Hispanic descent,” said Rodriguez. “These scholarships make college possible for many Latino students.”
Armstrong also awards one or two HOLA Achievement Scholarships each year, which support current Latino students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The scholarship is funded by proceeds from the annual HOLA Gala.