The North Ward Center (NWC) hosted their 38th Annual Latino Scholarship Dinner in Newark on Thursday evening. In total, the NWC awarded scholarships to five deserving Latino students from the city of Newark, in recognition of their academic achievements.
“In the spirit of my father, it is an honor to present scholarships to a group of promising young students from our Latino community, who are continuing their educational journey,” said Michele Adubato, Chief Executive Officer of the NWC.
Councilman At Large Luis A. Quintana brought greetings from the City. Council President Mildred C. Crump, Councilman At Large Carlos M. Gonzalez and Superintendent of Newark Public Schools Roger Leon also attended the evening’s festivities, honoring each scholar for their educational achievements.
Since 1980, the NWC’s Latino Scholarship program has provided over $120,000 in educational awards to 190 students throughout the city of Newark. Each year, prospective honorees submit an essay detailing their career goals, aspirations and ideas about how they would utilize the education award. This year’s scholarship winners represent the best and brightest of our community who will be future leaders in Newark and beyond. This year’s scholarship recipients include Jonah Sierra, Barringer High School; Jaslin Guzman, Essex County Vo-Tech; Jason Quinones, Freshman at Hudson Catholic; Genesis Chalmers, Robert Treat Academy; and Iara Chamba, Science Park High School.
The NWC’s Latino Scholarship program, which began in 1980, was created to honor and support Newark students of Latino descent who have displayed significant academic achievements and are already attending college or plan to attend college in the near future.