Local University Announces Scholarships for Every Miami-Dade County Public High School

HIALEAH, FL--(Marketwired - Apr 4, 2013) - The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFLHCC) held its Hispanic Leadership Awards luncheon at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa Champions Pavilion on Friday, March 22, 2013. A group of distinct and well deserving professionals were honored and received Top Hispanic Leaders of South Florida awards. Following the awards presentation, Florida National University (FNU) announced a special scholarship program. Florida National University was pleased to share that through the SFLHCC, FNU will award a scholarship to each and every Miami-Dade County Public High School. This exemplifies FNU's commitment to continue serving, enriching, and educating our community.

The SFLHCC - FNU scholarship program will provide all Miami-Dade County high schools an opportunity to award one scholarship to a deserving graduate. To qualify, applicants must complete the required Scholarship Request form. All entries must be submitted to the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce by June 5, 2013.

President and CEO of the SFLHCC, Mrs. Liliam M. Lopez, stated that "The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is extremely proud to partner with Florida National University, an outstanding institution of higher education with deep roots in the South Florida community. Our community is blessed to have FNU at the forefront helping our financially disadvantaged students obtain a degree."

The keynote speaker was Mr. Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the nation's fourth largest school system that serves a culturally diverse student body. Carvalho delivered an informative and passionate message to a group of 400 participants who attended this luncheon. He summarized the academic and fiscal accomplishments for the last five years.

"FNU is honored and excited to offer the opportunity to attend our University to Miami-Dade County Public Schools graduates," said Mrs. Maria Cristina Regueiro, FNU President. "This scholarship program preserves the legacy of the late Dr. Jose Regueiro to educate those with the highest needs in our community."

For more details pertinent to this scholarship, please visit http://www.sflhcc.com/.

About Florida National University (FNU)
Florida National College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Collage (SACS/COC), and has been providing quality higher education since 1982. For more information, call 305-821-333 or visit http://www.fnu.edu/.

Mission Statement
"The purpose of Florida National University is to contribute to the education of a population of diverse, presently predominantly Hispanic, cultures. The University realizes this mission through the employment and development of a faculty of scholars who are proficient in the art of teaching. The University strives to prepare the students for employment in their chosen career or advanced studies through the acquisition of the required skills and knowledge needed for the successful completion of the program of studies. Florida National University strives to provide the educational facilities and resources that support intensive sessions of study in small classes, in order to foster in the student the attainment of a quality university education according to the students' personal goals, and the advancement of modern technology. Furthermore, Florida National University provides educational and cultural programs intended to enrich the community it serves."

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