The Inland Empire Hispanic Leadership Council (IEHLC) has awarded two scholarships, for the amount of $1000 each to Riane Castro and Jeanette Martinez, both from Cal State University of San Bernardino. The students applied and were selected by an interview team in July. The scholarships targeted students who are currently enrolled in their respective college or university’s Legislative Internship Programs. The two talented ladies are majoring in political science, pre-law and international law. The scholarships are intended to support students entering intern programs with traveling and living expenses as they gain experiences in the legislative process. They will also be earning academic credit from their college, while interning with policy makers either at the local, state or federal levels.
“It gives me such pleasure and joy to see our young people ready to take ownership in civic leadership. We are grooming our future leaders and helping them along with some monetary support to see this happen,” said Jaime Hurtado, president of the IEHLC organization.
Jeanette Martinez, one of the scholarship recipients, who will be representing CSUSB, in the fall, in Washington, D.C., was quoted, “I promise to keep working hard and do everything I can in order to help improve our Latino community.”
The Inland Empire Hispanic Leadership Council (IEHLC) is a regional non-profit organization comprised of community leaders who have come together and collaborate in order to improve the quality of life for the Hispanic community in the Inland Empire region. The Council has centered its work in the areas of business, education and public policy.
The Council meets regularly to conduct an open dialogue in order to find solutions for any compromising issues within the region. It is the organization’s vision to improve quality of life, create opportunities in order to sustain positive and responsible growth for the Hispanic community.
IEHLC plans to continue to offer future opportunities to college students for scholarships. For more information refer to the Council’s website: www.iehlc.org and search for the scholarship link.
For more specific information e-mail the organization at info.iehlc.org.