The Killeen-Fort Hood chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens will reward 10 hardworking Central Texas students with scholarships next month.

The council, in partnership with its own nonprofit foundation, will award $10,000 in scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year.

This year’s scholarship recipients will include graduating seniors in the Killeen and Copperas Cove independent school districts, as well as students currently enrolled in Central Texas College and Texas A&M University-Central Texas.

According to a news release from LULAC, 28 high school students applied for the scholarships so far.

High school applicants will be interviewed in early April.

College students can apply for the scholarships through their financial aid office.

Once selected, recipients will be required to complete 10 hours of community service before they are able to receive their scholarships.

Recipients will be honored at a scholarship banquet April 12 at the Fort Hood Phantom Warrior Club.

LULAC 4535 has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships since 2002.

Contact Chris McGuinness at or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at ChrismKDH.

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