Students interested in applying for the Scholarship should do so through their school office, and should express in a brief essay how they exemplify each of the points listed in the Scholarship Criteria. The essay should be in 12 font, double-spaced and no more than one page single-sided per each of the three listed Criteria.

On a separate page, please type your name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number, school you attend and staple this page to your essay. Do not put your name or school name anywhere in your essay. This is to keep the judges from knowing who submitted the essays—to make the process anonymous and fair.

A committee of the Hispanic American Foundation and family members of Captain John Javier Boria will make the selection of the scholarship recipient from the group of candidates. Two applications may be submitted by each high school. The candidate(s) must be a 2017 graduating senior. Essays and contact information should be submitted to the Hispanic American Foundation, 2210 S. Main St., Tulsa, OK 74114.

The candidate selected will be notified directly by the Hispanic American Foundation office, using contact information provided with the application. The winning student’s school will be notified as well.

When the Hispanic American Foundation office receives notification that the scholarship winner has been accepted and has enrolled in a college or university, a check in the amount of $2,000.00 will be issued to the college or university that the winner will be attending, on behalf of the scholarship winner.


School offices must forward their application and criteria selection(s) to the Hispanic American Foundation by Thursday, April 20, 2017.  Final selection will be made, and the winner notified in April. The student will be asked to attend the Hispanic Student Luncheon and Career Fair on Thursday, May 11, 2017 to be recognized.

If you have any questions, please contact the Hispanic American Foundation at 918-584-3333 Ext. 2 or e-mail


Captain John Javier Boria Scholarship Criteria


1. “Live Life to Your Fullest Potential” – This theme grew from Javier Boria’s love for God, family, country and mankind. One of Javier’s goals in life was to become a pilot. He achieved his goal of flying, by working hard and not permitting racial and social barriers to influence him. After four rigorous years of academic and military training, he graduated from the United States Air Force Academy. He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force and went on to pilot training.

2. “Family was important to Javier” – Javier loved his parents, brother and extended family. The Air Force also became part of Javier’s extended family; it was there where he met life-long friends, which he referred to as “A Band Of Brothers”. His favorite scripture was John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”

3. “Faith and Love for Mankind” – Faith in God was instrumental in Javier’s love for mankind. He believed that we are God’s instruments on earth in reaching a hurting world. Javier did not see the color of a person’s skin, only the color of his/her heart. Javier often said money is not everything; the most important gift is giving to others from your heart. While supporting his country in the Middle East, Javier suffered fatal injuries, as a result of a vehicle accident. It was Javier’s wish to donate his organs, so that others may live

Summary: The Captain John Javier Boria’s Scholarship recipient should display his three basic principles: family, faith and love for mankind.
The essay should be in 12 font, double-spaced and no more than one page single-sided per each of the three listed Criteria.

If you have any questions, please call 918-584-3333, ext. 2 or e-mail
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2017 Javier Boria Scholarship