Beacon Of Hope For Local Latino Students

, Posted: Fri, April 12 2013 at 1:02 AM, Updated: Fri, April 12 2013 at 1:37 AM

A beacon of hope for some local Latino students as a non-profit steps up to help them attend college.  NBC5's Laura Cavanaugh reports.

A global non-profit, the Mankind Project, has pledged to match every dollar donated to the Southern Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund in the month of April.

Over the past ten years, the Southern Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund has awarded 119 scholarships to local Latino youth.  That's close to $330,000 dollars to help local youth achieve their dreams of going to college.  For the month of April, organizers are putting out the call for online donations.  With that matching grant, the investment could have a powerful impact, as it ultimately grooms future leaders in our community. 

Past recipients have gone on to to become nurses, doctors, attorneys and teachers in the Rogue Valley.  Good news for young students wishing to apply for those scholarships, the deadline has been extended until April 19th.  For more information on how to make a small pledge, you can visit

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