Winners of this year’s Beatrice and Sigfried Lowenthal Scholarships for First and Second Generation Immigrants and their families gathered on the Gettysburg College campus on Wednesday evening to celebrate the awarding of over $56,000 in scholarship money to 34 first-generation students.
The event, hosted by the college’s Casa de Cultura, included an award ceremony followed by a communal meal.
The winning students included those just starting their college experience as freshmen as well as those finishing their degrees.
Assistant Director for the Center for Public Service Brenda Reyes-Lúa congratulated the students and distributed the awards.
The scholarship is funded by the Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) Foundation and the Mexican Consulate’s Mexican Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (IME) Becas program and administered by Casa de la Cultura.
Applications for next year’s scholarships will be available next May on the Casa de Cultura website.