Local kids win awards
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The Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation of NJ, Inc. (HBCSF) awarded $40,000 in scholarships and stipends for course-required materials to 19 current college and college-bound Hispanic students from New Jersey.

The 2012 scholarship recipients and stipend awardees were drawn throughout the state. From 1993 to the present, the foundation has awarded $365,500 to

139 students throughout the state.

The following students received scholarship awards ranging from $2,000-$4,000.

Elaine Gomez, Union City. $4,000. Ms. Gomez was HBCSF's 2011 recipient of the Platinum Sponsors Outstanding Achievement Award and a 2010 scholarship awardee. A chemical engineering student at New Jersey Institute of Technology's Honors College, she is also a volunteer tutor on the campus and conducting environmental research.

Michael Ippolito, Hoboken. $3,000. Mr. Ippolito, a graduate of Hoboken High School, is attending Stevens Institute of Technology. He plans to pursue pre-med studies in college.

Juana Sanchez, Union City. $3,000. Ms. Sanchez graduated from High Tech High School and is enrolled at Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey.

Melissa Santos, Union City. $4,000. A sophomore at Seton Hall University, Ms. Santos is pursuing studies in political science and a pre-law track. A graduate of High-Tech High School in North Bergen, she was a 2011 HBCSF scholarship recipient.

Monica Tavarez, Union City. $2,000. Ms. Tavarez graduated

Union City High School this year and is attending Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey.

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