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Scholarship Committee 2016

Spanish American Club scholarship available to Martin and St. Lucie counties

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) scholarship is available to graduating seniors who live in Martin and St. Lucie counties.  The scholarship is administered by the Spanish American club, Inc. Scholarship Committee.

This year new board of directors are: Carlos Bonet, President; Nancy Rozon, Vice President; Al Feliciano, Secretary; Ruben Aleman, Treasurer; Ray Guadalupe, Public Relations; Luis Carrillo, Director and Melissa Sanchez, Substitute.

The scholarship committee are: Nancy Rozon; Director, Herman Santa and Melissa Sanchez and Fe Vall de Ruten, Co-Chairs.  The SACI scholarship was established in 1994 for low-income Hispanic students.  More than $22,000 has been awarded to local students.   Thirty-six high school seniors from Martin and St. Lucie counties have benefited from the scholarships.

The scholarships are awarded based on career interest academic achievement, financial need and other criteria.  Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA).  Letters of recommendation are accepted. Two students will be selected ($1,000 each) after one-on-one interview by the Spanish American Club, Inc. Scholarship Committee.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements for consideration: (1) Martin or St. Lucie county senior.  (2) Resident of either county. (3) Copy of the original transcript from the high school and (4) the student must read, write and speak Spanish.

Eligible students should submit the application by Saturday, Feb. 28, 2016.  Applications are available from Martin and St. Lucie counties Guidance Counselors.  For more information contact Nancy Rozon at (772) 486-7345, E-mail: nancy5748@att.net or visit http://www.spanishamericanclubinc.org.  Please send all correspondence to Spanish American Club, Inc.  P.O. Box 9356, Port St. Lucie, FL 34985

Photo: From left: Fe Vall de Ruten, Nancy Rozon, Herman Santa and Melissa Sanchez

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