The annual CCNMA Scholarship Banquet is the primary source of funding for the scholarships awarded each year to Latino students interested in pursuing careers in journalism.
This year’s dinner, the 34th CCNMA scholarship Banquet, will be held Friday May 30, 2014, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. A no-host cocktail reception and silent auction will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The dinner and program begins at 7 p.m.
This year’s scholarship recipients also will be announced at the dinner, as will be the winners of the 15th Ruben Salazar Journalism Awards.
Among past honorees are Dr. Tomas Rivera of UC Riverside, Olympic Boxing Gold Medalist Paul Gonzalez, the McClatchy Newspaper Group, Southern California Edison, Gerald Sass of The Freedom Forum, Jaime Jarrin of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, the Los Angeles Times, Maria Elena Salinas of Univision and Arnold Kleiner, general manager of KABC-TV in Los Angeles.
Past sponsors of the dinner have included the Los Angeles Times, KABC-TV, KNBC-TV, KCBS-TV, KTTV, KTLA-TV, KCAL-TV, Univision, Telemundo, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, The Orange County Register, La Opinión and Anheuser-Busch/InBev.
Dinner tickets are $200 each, but members may purchase up to two tickets at half-price. Tables of ten are $2,000. Sponsorship package range from $3,000 to $20,000.
For tickets, please use the PayPal form below. If you prefer, you can contact the CCNMA office at (424) 229-9482 or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1976, more than $800,000 has been awarded to nearly 800 students pursuing careers in journalism. The banquet began in 1981.