Lou Gonzales $500 scholarships
Applications are being accepted for the Lou Gonzales Memorial Scholarship at
the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
The scholarship is named for the late Lucille Oller, better known as Lou
Gonzales, a Gazette columnist and writer who died March 8, 2003, of
complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease). She was
The preferred candidate will be a Hispanic woman older than 30 who is majoring
in English or communication with plans for a career in journalism.
Candidates must demonstrate financial need. They must submit a typewritten,
double-spaced 1,000-word essay on the subject "how my past and present will
influence my future in writing," to be judged by Gazette staff members. Essays
and applications are due April 8, with one award of $500 to be given for fall
Applications are available at
www.uccs.edu. Click on Financial Aid, Scholarships, then College of Letters,
Arts and Sciences Scholarships. Or go to the UCCS Financial Aid Office in
Cragmor Hall to pick up an application.
Send applications to The Gazette, Attn: Gonzales Scholarship, P.O. Box 1779,
Colorado Springs 80901.
To donate to the foundation, write checks to CU Foundation, with "Lou Gonzales
Scholarship" written on the memo line, and send to CU Foundation, Attn: Diane
Dickerson, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, P.O. Box 7150, Colorado Springs 80933.
Donations are tax-deductible.