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Second Big Scholarship for Hartnell College Graduate

June 5th, 2003

Daniel Delacruz of Salinas, a Hartnell College graduate, has received another prestigious scholarship to assist him in continuing his studies this fall at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB).

He has been named a 2003-04 Lilly Endowment Hispanic American Scholar and will receive a $2,500 scholarship. Earlier this year, Delacruz received a $1,500 scholarship from CSUMB to attend the four-year university, where he will major in Telecommunications, Multimedia, and Applied Computing (TMAC). Once he completes his studies at CSUMB, Delacruz - who suffers from a rare enzyme-deficiency disease (Fabry disease) - plans to seek both a law degree and Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology. He wants to pursue a law career, specializing in civil liberties.

The Lilly Endowment, with about $10 billion in assets, is one of the largest foundations in the United States. The endowment was created in 1937 by Eli Lilly and Company, which introduced insulin in 1923 and whose Prozac is one of he world's best-selling antidepressants. The foundation supports religious, educational, and community development with grants totaling nearly $600 million annually.

For more information, call Cicely McCreight, Hartnell director of institutional advancement, at 831-755-6810.