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Latina Sorority Offers Scholarships to High School Graduates in Tampa, FL

Thursday, May 5, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Daniela Trammell
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Latina Sorority Offers Scholarships to High School Graduates in Tampa, FL

NEW YORK – May 5, 2016 – Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Incorporated awards three annual College Book Scholarships to high school women graduating high school in 2016 from the Tampa Bay area. The Sorority offers these scholarships as part of the Sorority’s Proyecto H.A.C.E.R. (Hermanas Advancing Career and Educational Resources) initiative. The scholarship winners will have to be highly motivated and committed to community service and academic excellence. Book scholarships assist recipients by offsetting the cost of textbooks and/or school supplies during the students’ first year of college. This year the Sorority will fund one-time awards of:

·        $1,000 for first place,

·        $500 for second place, and

·        $250 for third place


“I am so glad we are able to bring our scholarships to the young women of Tampa this year,” said Cristina Bañuelos, national president of Lambda Pi Chi Sorority. “Our Sorority is committed to assisting low-income and/or women of color, with an emphasis on the Latina, to further their educational and ultimate career goals. Through our Proyecto H.A.C.E.R initiative we are able to provide these opportunities and remove some barriers to higher education.”


Applications for the Sorority’s College Book Scholarships are part of a competitive process. During the selection process, the Scholarship Committee will consider an applicant’s academic achievement, leadership potential, and community involvement. The Committee will review all applications and then select three students. The 2016 Lambda Pi Chi annual College Book Scholarship is open to applicants who are:

·        young women

·        2016 graduating high school seniors

·        student of a Tampa area school

·        committed to a higher learning institution


A previous Book Scholarship recipient, Irma C., stated,Since I am undocumented I do not get any help for my tuition or books. Therefore the scholarship I received helped me pay for my books and save for my tuition. Lambda Pi Chi helped make my dreams come true.”


The Lambda Pi Chi Sorority College Book Scholarship was established in 2011 and funded by direct donations from Sorority members (Hermanas) and by fundraising activities from local Sorority chapters. Book Scholarships are given to recipients from the host city of the Sorority’s annual National Convention as a way to give back and invest in the community. Lambda Pi Chi has been able to award scholarships to young women graduating high school in Boston, Baltimore, Cary (NC), Philadelphia, and New York City.


For specific information about the Lambda Pi Chi Book Scholarship, please contact Olga Lucia Torres, Scholarship Committee Chair, at or visit






About Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. (LPC)

The first Latina focused sorority founded at an Ivy-league institution, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc., was established on April 16,1988 at Cornell University. Comprised of undergraduate, graduate, and professional women, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc., seeks to unify women through the promotion of community service programs that highlight the contributions of women and people of color with an emphasis on the Latina and offer opportunities for academic and professional advancement to members of historically underrepresented groups.


For further information visit our website at or email us at