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January 21, 2014 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club scholarship available to Martin and St. Lucie counties 2014 grads

By Herman Santa

L to R: Melissa Bonet-James, Nancy Rozon, Herman Santa, Fe Vall de Ruten, and Isa Bryson

L to R: Melissa Bonet-James, Nancy Rozon, Herman Santa, Fe Vall de Ruten, and Isa Bryson

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: President — Carlos Bonet, Vice President — Nancy Rozon, Treasurer — Ron Bryson, Secretary — Melissa Bonet-James, Public Relations — Tony Colón, Director — Al Feliciano and Substitute — Fe Vall de Ruten.

The scholarship committee is: Director — Herman Santa; Co-chairs — Nancy Rozon, Fe Vall de Ruten, Melissa Bonet-James and Isa Bryson.  The SACI scholarship was established in 1994 for low-income Hispanic students.  More than $18,000 has been awarded to local students.   Thirty-two 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 Friday, Feb. 28.  Applications are available from Martin and St. Lucie counties Guidance Counselors.  For more information email Herman Santa at hermansanta@comcast.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

Becas del SACI para estudiantes hispanos de Escuela Superior 2014

El Spanish American Club, Inc. aceptará solicitudes hasta el viernes 28 de febrero de este año para dos becas para estudiantes hispanos de las Escuelas Superiores públicas de los condados de Martin y St. Lucie.  Las becas de $750 cada una se les otorgará a dos jóvenes de herencia hispana que deseen continuar estudios universitarios en el estado de Florida. Para calificar, el solicitante debe ser de bajos ingresos, completar la solicitud del programa de becas del club, deberá tener un promedio mínimo de 3.0 y debe hablar, escribir y leer español.  Las solicitudes están disponibles en la oficina del “Guidance Counselor” en los condados ya mencionadosPara informes contacte al correo electrónico hermansanta@comcast.net.  Para más informació visite www.spanishamericanclubinc.org.  Por medio de “La Voz”, agradezco al comité de becas, a los directores, socios del club, a los contribuyentes y a todos los que nos ayudaron a recaudar fondos para la beca del club.

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