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Scholarship Committee 2013

May 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Scholarship Committee 2013

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 A. Bonet, President; Alex James, Vice President; Raquel O’Connor, Secretary; Ron Bryson, Treasurer; Nancy Rozon, Public Relations; Fe Vallderuten; Director and Al Feliciano, Substitute.

The scholarship committee are: Herman Santa, Director; Nancy Rozon, Fe Vall de Ruten and Melissa Bonet Co-Chairs.  The SACI scholarship was established in 1994 for low-income Hispanic students.  More than $20,000 has been awarded to local students.   Thirty-four 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). Applicants must write a paragraph in Spanish the day of the interview, on why they feel they should be considered for the scholarship.  Letters of recommendation are accepted. Two students will be selected ($750 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, 2015.  Applications are available from Martin and St. Lucie counties Guidance Counselors.

Photo # 2 From left: Al Feliciano; Substitute, Alex James; Vice President, Carlos Bonet; President, Raquel O’Connor; Secretary, Nancy Rozon; Public Relations, Fe Vallderuten; Director and Ron Bryson; Treasurer.

Photo #1 From left: Isa Bryson, Herman Santa, Nancy Rozon and Melissa Bonet

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