(MANA de Imperial Valley to award scholarships)….MANA says over $20,000 in scholarships will be awarded
. The Imperial Valley Chapter of the National Latina Organization says 39 local high school graduates will receive a MANA scholarship and two Imperial Valley College students will receive the Elsa Downs Memorial Nursing scholarship. MANA announced this week they had selected the recipients. The 39 chosen Latina high school graduates will receive $500 scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded June 18th during a reception in the County Administration Center second floor Boardroom. The reception begins at 6:00 pm. MANA de Imperial Valley is committed to supporting Latinas in furthering their education and in recognizing outstanding students in Imperial County. They say the support of the community at the Las Primeras Awards Gala and Scholarship Fundraiser this past year allowed them to raise the funds necessary for the local scholarships.