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Scholarship Committee 2015

January 11, 2015 Leave a comment

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 A. Bonet, President; Nancy Rozon, Vice President; Melissa Bonet, Secretary; Ron Bryson, Treasurer; Tony Colón, Public Relations; Al Feliciano, Director; and Fe Vall de Ruten, 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.  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 Spanish American Club para estudiantes hispanos

Por Herman Santa

El Spanish American Club, Inc. aceptará solicitudes hasta el sábado 28 de febrero del 2015 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 mencionados. Para 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 ayudan a recaudar fondos para la beca del club.

Los siguientes estudiantes hispanos se han beneficiado de la beca del club desde el año 1994.  Year/Name/Ethnicity/City. 

1994/Armando Gil/Mexico/Fort Pierce, 1995/Elisa Rodríguez/Puerto Rico/Port St. Lucie, 1996/Jennifer Torres/Puerto Rico/Port St. Lucie, 1997/Alfredo Rosado/Puerto Rico/Port St. Lucie, 1998/Pedro Luna/Mexico/Fort Pierce, 1999/Ella R. Flores/Mexico/Fort Pierce, 2000/Miguel J. Gaspar/Guatemala/Indiantown, 2001/Gabriela Padilla/Mexico/Indiantown, 2002/Roberto Cabrera/Mexico/Fort Pierce, 2003/María A. Fernández/Venezuela/Stuart, 2004/Mónica A. Herrera/Colombia/Port St. Lucie, 2005/Viridiana Cruz/Guatemala/Indiantown, 2006/Jessica Benitez/Mexico/Port St. Lucie, 2006/Miriam Hernandez/Guatemala/Indiantown, 2007/Amy Perez/Guatemala/Indiantown, 2007/Daisy Trujillo/Mexico/Indiantown, 2007/Venessa Pelayo/Mexico/Fort Pierce, 2008/Floriberta Reynoso/Mexico/Fort Pierce, 2008/Anthony Sanchez/Colombia/Fort Pierce, 2009/Tayliz J. Rodríguez/Puerto Rico/Palm City, 2009/Ana G. Fuentes/Mexico/Indiantown, 2010/Marisol Gomez/Mexico/Fort Pierce, 2010/Elba Valdez/Mexico/Stuart, 2011/Nancy Velásquez/Guatemala/Indiantown, 2011/Tatiana Muñoz/Colombia/Port St. Lucie, 2011/Adriana Rodriguez/Cuba/Port St. Lucie, 2012/Lorena Morales/ Mexico/Indiantown, 2012/Vladimir Villa/Mexico/Stuart, 2012/Daniel Gonzalez/Venezuela/Fort Pierce, 2013/Sarahi Mojaras/Mexico/Stuart, 2013/Pamela Garcia/Mexico/Stuart, 2013/Vanessa Guarnico/Colombia/Port St. Lucie, 2014/Anonett Nuñez/Perú/Stuart, 2014/Samuel Villa/Mexico/Stuart.

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

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