SPOTLIGHT on EXCELLENCE
Latino Firefighters Make Annual Scholarship Offer To Hartford’s 2013 Graduates
The Society of Latin American Firefighters, the Capital Community College Alumni Association and the Capital Community College Foundation are sponsoring two scholarships worth $1,000 each to Hispanic high school seniors from Hartford who plan to attend the college.
The scholarships, which are awarded annually for two consecutive years, are being offered in memory of Julio Lozada, a 12-year-old boy who, due to a language barrier, could not be rescued in time from underneath a collapsed building in 1979. His death inspired a federal lawsuit that led to the hiring of the Hartford Fire Department’s first 24 Spanish-speaking firefighters in 1980.
The Julio Lozada Scholarships were established by his sister Mayra Lozada in conjunction with many of those original firefighters.
To qualify for the scholarships, a student must be a resident of Hartford and a senior graduating from a high school in the Hartford Public Schools system. Each applicant must also have a minimum 2.5 grade-point average, provide two recommendation letters, demonstrate financial need and compose a 200-word essay defining his or her academic goals.
Applications for the scholarship are available online at www.juliolozada.com
or the Capital Community College website: www.capcommcollege.org
Completed applications and support material should be submitted to:
Financial Aid Office
Capital Community College
950 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
The deadline for submitting applications is June 30, 2013. For a printable PDF version of this information please click here.