Scholarships Committee 2018

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

By Herman Santa

From left Nancy Rozon, Johanna Hernández, Cecilia Calderon and Elizabeth Mejía

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: Ruben Alemán, President, Nancy Rozón Vice president, Vacacant; Secretary, Luis Carrillo; Tresurer, Ray Guadalupe; Public Relations, Carlos Mejía; Director and Charles Quiles; Substitute.

The scholarship committee Director is: Nancy Rozon.  The SACI scholarship was established in 1994 for low-income Hispanic students.  More than $25,000 has been awarded to local students.   Thirty-nine 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. The 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.

Eligible students should submit the application by Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2018.  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.thespanishamericanclubinc.org.  Please send all correspondence to Spanish American Club, Inc.  P.O. Box 9356, Port St. Lucie, FL 34985

GENERAL INFORMATION:  The Spanish American Club, Inc. is a non-profit Organization whose main goals are to promote friendship and solidarity among its members and other institutions, through social, cultural and civic activities and to promote the knowledge of the Spanish speaking countries, geography, history, art, culture and folklore.  The Spanish American Club, Inc. Scholarship award 2018, for Hispanic Students of Martin & St. Lucie Counties Public High Schools.

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: One scholarship per student of One Thousand dollars ($1000.00) is applicable to college tuition or books.

SCHOLARSHIP DURATION: One year

COLLEGE: Any college or university

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: The Spanish American Club, Inc. scholarship application can be obtained and filed at the guidance counselor’s office every year before February 28.  The guidance department shall forward the application and transcripts of the student to the scholarship committee of The Spanish American Club, Inc. for final review.    Selected applicants shall be called for an interview with the Committee.  IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT TO INSURE THAT ALL DEADLINES ARE MET.

BASIS FOR SELECTION: (1) Fill out the application from the Spanish American Club, Inc. (2) Copy of original transcript from the High School signed by the Guidance counselor. (3) Letters of recommendation from the Guidance counselor or teacher. (3) Must be a senior student from Martin or St. Lucie counties public schools. (4) Resident of either county. (5) Demonstrated financial need and (5) “3.” or better grade-point average (GPA).

 STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS: (1) The student must be of Hispanic heritage. (2) In case of equal qualifications between two students, the applicant with lesser financial resources shall be awarded the scholarship.

METHOD OF PAYMENT: Check will be sent by mail to the scholarship foundation program of the College or University.

SELECTION OF WINNER: The selection of the scholarship recipient will be made by the scholarship committee of the Spanish American Club, Inc. after interview with selected applicants.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA: Prior to scholarship award, student selected for scholarship must show proof of acceptance for enrollment to attend any College or University. The student must send verification of enrollment, class schedule, ID #, etc.

Scholarship Updates

Crunchy numbers since 1994

39 Hispanic students has been awarded scholarships

$25,000 awarded in scholarships to Hispanics (Martin and St. Lucie)

Total scholarships awarded by Country (Ethnicity) as of 2016

Mexico            18

Guatemala       6

Puerto Rico     5

Colombia         5

Venezuela       2

Cuba                1

Perú                 1

Uruguay          1

The following students have been awarded scholarships since 1994.

Year/Name/Ethnicity/City

1994/Armando Gil/México/Ft.Pierce

1995/Elisa Rodríguez/Puerto Rico/Pt. St. Lucie

1996/Jennifer Torres/Puerto Rico/Pt. St. Lucie

1997/Alfredo Rosado/Puerto Rico/Pt. St. Lucie

1998/Pedro Luna/México/Ft. Pierce

1999/Ella R. Flores/México/Ft. Pierce

2000/Miguel J. Gaspar/Guatemala/Indiantown

2001/Gabriela Padilla/México/Indiantown

2002/Roberto Cabrera/México/Ft. Pierce

2003/María A. Fernández/Venezuela/Stuart

2004/Mónica A. Herrera/Colombia/Pt. St. Lucie

2005/Viridiana Félix/Guatemala/Indiantown

2006/Jessica Benítez/México/Pt. St. Lucie

2006/Miriam Hernández/Guatemala/Indiantown

2007/Amy Pérez/Guatemala/Indiantown

2007/Daisy Trujillo/México/Indiantown

2007/Venessa Pelayo/México/Ft Pierce

2008/Floriberta Reynoso/México/Ft. Pierce

2008/Anthony Sanchez/Colombia/Ft. Pierce

2009/Tayliz J. Rodríguez/Puerto Rico/Palm City

2009/Ana G. Fuentes/México/Indiantown

2010/ Marisol Gómez/México/Ft. Pierce

2010/ Elba Valdéz/México/Stuart

2011/ Nancy Velásquez/Guatemala/Indiantown

2011/ Tatiana Muñoz/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2011/ Adriana Rodríguez/Cuba/Port St. Lucie

2012/ Lorena Morales/ México/Indiantown

2012/Vladimir Villa/México/Stuart

2012/Daniel González/Venezuela/Ft. Pierce

2013/Sarahi Mojáras/México/Stuart

2013/Pamela Garcia/México/Stuart

2013/Vanessa Guárnico/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2014/Samuel Villa/México/Stuart

2014/Antonett Nuñez/Perú/Stuart

2015/Juan Carlos Perez/Guatemala/Jensen Beach

2015/Matias N. Campora/Uruguay/Port St. Lucie

2016/Nicholas Gomez/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2016/Alexia Cepeda/Mexico/Port St. Lucie

2016/Ariana Ramos/Puerto Rico/Port St. Lucie

2017/Barbara Moreno/Venezuela/Stuart

2017/Gabriela Garcia/Mexico/Ft. Pierce

2017/Moriah Weir/Jamaica/Ft. Pierce

2017/Dayana Espinosa/Mexico/Ft. Pierce

2017/Jennifer Arriola/Nicaragua/Ft. Pierce

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