Romero Scholarship Award Ceremony Set for March 31

Boston College will hold its yearly celebration of Latino culture, and recognize an outstanding student of Latino descent, at the ninth annual Archbishop Oscar Romero Scholarship Award Ceremony on Saturday, March 31, at 8 p.m. in the Welch Dining Room of Lyons Hall.

Highlighting the event will the awarding of the Romero Scholarship, given to a junior of Latino descent who exemplifies the life and ideals of the late archbishop of San Salvador. A key criteria for the award is how candidates have demonstrated service to the community in the spirit of Archbishop Romero, who was assassinated during Mass in 1980 for his work on behalf of the poor and oppressed.

To honor his memory, the University established a scholarship in 1992 that represents 75 percent of a student's senior-year tuition.

The Romero award ceremony is part of a gala evening of Latin-influenced entertainment. This year, the Bolivian band Inca Sapi and Bolivian dance troupe Los Caporales will be the featured performers.

The Archbishop Romero Committee World Wide Web site, /romero, has more details about the scholarship and ceremony. For more information, call ext.2-1996.

-Sean Smith

 

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