Friday, September 3, 2010
Dallas-based Catholic Foundation awards eight Hispanic elementary school students scholarships
The Jethsuby Scholarship Fund was created by Dr. and Mrs. Mauricio Delgado through The Catholic Foundation.
DALLAS The Jethsuby Scholarship Fund of The Catholic Foundation awarded eight Hispanic elementary school students scholarships to attend Catholic schools within the Diocese of Dallas, in its first round of scholarship disbursements in the Fund’s history.
The Jethsuby Scholarship Fund was created by Dr. and Mrs. Mauricio Delgado through The Catholic Foundation in December 2009 with the mission to provide Hispanic students the necessary resources to obtain a Catholic education.
“The start of a new academic year is a very busy and exciting time, and this news brings with it a sense of pride and encouragement for the recipients and their families,” said Dr. Mauricio Delgado, director of neurology at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and professor of neurology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. “This first disbursement of scholarship awards through the Jethsuby Fund has proven successful in honoring and motivating eight young superstars, and we look forward to recognizing more students’ hard work and success as we grow the fund.”
The students were nominated by their respective school principals based on academic performance, character and participation in school activities, and selected by a committee comprised of professionals from within the Diocese. The recipients each received a scholarship that will cover up to 50 percent of tuition for one academic year.
“Dr. Delgado’s focus is to provide opportunities for children, and that is exactly what he is doing through this incredible fund,” said Ed Schaffler, president and CEO of The Catholic Foundation. “To see the Fund in action is truly rewarding, and we are honored that he chose The Catholic Foundation to administer a fund that will better the lives of so many children.”
The Jethsuby Fund has carried out a number of fundraising events to benefit Hispanic elementary school students through tuition assistance. These include two sold-out performances of the Spanish play titled, “Mi Cristo Roto,” performed by Mexican actor, Alberto Mayagoitia, during which $25,000 was raised by the Hispanic community to support the fund. This fall, the Fund will host a concert fundraiser featuring international recording artists, Son by Four, as well as the local music ministry Hermanos Fuego Nuevo and a special appearance by Alberto Mayagoitia.
Source: The Catholic Foundation