Denton's chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens has opened its 2019 scholarship campaign. 

Donations received through Feb. 28 will be matched by LULAC National.

Donations can be sent by mail to P.O. Box 981, Denton, TX, 76202.

Money goes toward scholarships for young Hispanic students to obtain higher education, said Chris Ice, who chairs the 2019 scholarship committee. 

The council raised more than $18,000 in 2018, which amounted to just over $25,000 with LULAC National matching funds, Ice said.

Additionally, the council partners with Texas Woman's University, the University of North Texas and North Central Texas College to provide young Hispanic students with additional scholarships.

Scholarships will be awarded at the annual Scholarship Awards Banquet, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. April 13 at Springhill Suites, 1434 Centre Place Drive.

Tickets for the banquet cost $50, or a table for 10 can be reserved for $500. Additional ticket information will be released on the group's Facebook page at

MARSHALL REID can be reached at 940-566-6862 and via Twitter at @MarshallKReid.

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