Story last updated at 8/29/2012 - 12:45 pm
The Filipino Community, Inc. of Juneau, a non-profit organization has awarded scholarships to a total of 37 middle school, high school and college students during the Scholarship Awards Night held at the FCI Hall on Aug. 18.
One of FCI's missions is to promote educational opportunities for its young members in order to preserve the rich Filipino heritage, culture and tradition.
The criteria for selections are based on Grade Points Average, co-curricular activities, community services and membership attendance. Scholarship recipients have demonstrated commitment to give back to the community, leadership ability, high academics and athletics potential.
Through the generosity of the FCI, the Scholarship Program offered four categories: Initial College Scholarship, Books & Transportation Allowance, Student Athlete Incentive and Savings Bond Incentive. Filipino Community, Inc. awarded at least $12,000 in scholarships.
Recipients of scholarship incentives are:
Initial College Scholarship: Edric Carrillo and Jericho Cristobal.
Books & Transportation Allowances: Ramona Alex, Samantha Alex, Daffodil Alinson, Edmar Carrillo, Mariel Enriquez, Mark Enriquez, Clarissa Suson, Maylinda Rose Suson, Linsey Tomaro and Ruthanne Yadao.
Student Athlete Incentives for high school: Edric Carrillo, Jericho Cristobal, Patrick Escorrido, Ciera Kelly, Micki Minsch, Patrick Minsch, Talyn Ramos, Dillon Tomaro and John Yadao.
Student Athlete Incentives for middle school: Phillip Escorrido and Treyson Ramos.
Savings Bond Incentives for high school: Patrick Escorrido, Ciera Kelly, Christianne Mariano, Patrick Minsch, Micki Minsh, Talyn Ramos, Mariah Soriano, Jonah Taboada and Dillon Tomaro.
Savings Bond Incentives for middle school: Phillip Escorrido, Kaia Hamrick, Kamy Hamrick, Treyson Ramos and Erin May Taboada.
The Scholarship Committee Members are: Nove Barril, Arlene Lumbab, Ernie Dumaop, Fernando Manalo, Myra Pugh and Gloria Sarabia.
To inquire about the FCI Scholarship Program, you can visit online at: www.filcomalaska.org or call (907) 586-4116.
Group Photo #119
Present at the Awards Night:
From left to right, sitting down: Micki Minsh, Jonah Taboada, Christianne Mariano, Kamy Hamrick, Ciera Kelly, Erin May Taboada, Mariah Soriano. Standing: Patrick Escorrido, Phillip Escorrido, Patrick Minsch, Dillon Tomaro, Jericho Cristobal, Mariel Enriquez, Linsey Tomaro.