Scholarships & Awards

For the past eight years, the Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has inspired, promoted and identified young Hispanic leaders in Solano County who excel in the classroom and the community. This year, we continued the tradition to inspire learning and encourage Hispanic students by awarding scholarships.

A promising report by the American Council on Education shows an increase in the number of Associate and Bachelor degrees awarded to Hispanic students. As a result, Hispanic business owners and workers make a significant contribution to the American economy and are known for “giving back to their communities.” Additionally, a college degree dramatically increases earning and career potential.

Start thinking about your college education!

2013 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

 MIDDLE SCHOOL ($250)

  • Wendy Rocha, Grange Middle School, Fairfield
  • Reyna Chavez, Grange Middle School, Fairfield

HIGH SCHOOL ($500)

  • Giselle Grimaldo, Will C. Wood High School, Vacaville
  • Audrey Moore, Vanden High School, Fairfield

COLLEGE ($1,000)

  • Ciclady Rodriguez,  Solano Community College
  • Bibiana Mejia, Solano Community College

2013 BUSINESS AWARD RECIPIENTS

  • Business of the Year: ~MARIA ZUNIGA, STATE FARM~
  • Corporate Member of the Year: ~KAISER PERMANENTE – NAPA/SOLANO~
  • Community Leader of the Year: ~TERESA COURTEMANCHE~
  • Green Business of the Year: ~RECOLOGY~
  • Spirit of Solano: ~INTEGRITY AUTO COLLISION~
  • Latina Business of the Year: ~MARGARITA LOPEZ, LOPEZ & ASSOCIATES~
  • New Business of the Year:  ~YOLI’S MEAT MARKET~

 2012 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

MIDDLE SCHOOL ($250)

  • Linette Jimenez (PG&E)
  • Clarissa Leon (Sutter Medical)
  • Mario Cruz (Minaya Learning)

HIGH SCHOOL ($500)

  • Luz Murillo (State Farm)
  • Yohana Medina (Matt Garcia Foundation)
  • Jessica Lomeli (Matt Garcia Foundation)
  • Beatriz Calvario (Matt Garcia Foundation)

COLLEGE ($500)

  • Karen Gallardo (Favela’s Fusion)
  • Ciclady Rodriguez (Travis Credit Union)

MEDICAL ($625)

  • Desire Garcia (Kaiser)
  • Maria Montoya (Kaiser)

2012 BUSINESS AWARD RECIPIENTS:

  • Business of the Year: ~ALFA PROMOTIONS~
  • Corporate Member of the Year: ~STATE FARM~
  • Community Leader of the Year: ~TRAVIS CREDIT UNION~
  • Green Business of the Year: ~FRONT 2 BACK DESIGNS~
  • Spirit of Solano: ~MARISELA BARBOSA~
  • Presidential Award: ~FELIX MIRANDA~