Miguel Lozano, already the father of three motivated children, now has even more reason to be proud of them. His 18-year-old son, Fernando, won all three Teamster college scholarships that he applied for: Joint Council 42, International and the Hispanic Caucus.
Lozano, who drives a 65-foot honeywagon, is extremely proud of his son’s many accomplishments. Fernando ran cross-country for all four years of high school, as well as participating in track and field, wrestling, and taking all Advanced Placement classes. Even with this seemingly overbooked schedule, he achieved a 4.2 GPA.
“There were nights when I would get home late from work and he would still be up studying,” Lozano said of his son’s work ethic. “Then, then next day, he would be up studying when I left for work.”
His son also received an academic scholarship from his university of choice, Notre Dame, and is currently enjoying his first semester in South Bend, Indiana. His career may take the path of electrical engineering. “I’d really like to thank the Teamsters for the help they have given my family in sending Fernando to college,” Lozano added. “We don’t have the words to thank you.”
Tom Lyons, the coordinator working with Lozano on the new television show “Franklin and Bash,” knows firsthand how helpful the Teamster scholarships can be. Lyons’ daughter Fiona received the award four years ago and just graduated from the University of Florida.
“An education is essential for the leaders of tomorrow,” stated Lyons. “Fernando’s achievements speak for themselves. I’m very impressed with him and know he will do well.”
Lozano, who has been driving large trucks for 25 years, has instilled the value of education in all three of his children. His oldest son, Miguel, is currently working hard in junior college. His youngest child, NAME, wants to be an actress but must maintain her good grades. “With the high cost of college these days, financial support from the Teamsters and the Hispanic Caucus makes a huge difference for us,” Lozano declared.