Rafael Rennella Scholarship Information 2011-2012
To recognize and reward students on campus who have demonstrated leadership and motivational qualities through active participation in student groups dedicated to serving the University of Cincinnati and Greater Cincinnati Latino community.
Rafael Rennella was a student leader at the University of Cincinnati. He came to Cincinnati from Argentina in 1979 and eventually earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering at U.C. in 1994. Rafael left a legacy of service and accomplishment. Always true to his ethnic roots, Rafael founded the Hispanic Engineers at the University of Cincinnati, devoted long hours to the Emerging Ethnic Engineers program and helped found Latinos en Acción, a student organization active in political and social causes on campus. He served as president of Latinos en Acción in 1994-1995.
Upon graduating from U.C., Rafael began working with Procter & Gamble as a systems analyst. Rafael’s life and labor were cut short at the age of 26 when he died of an asthma attack in 1995. Shortly thereafter, students, staff, faculty, alumni and P&G employees organized to develop a plan to raise $25,000 towards an endowment goal.
Please download the Rafael Rennella application by selecting the following: Rafael Rennella Scholarship Application
The Rafael Rennella Scholarship deadline is on Monday, April 30th. Please e-mail or drop-off application at:
UC Ethnic Programs & Services (ML: 0092)