Scholarships

Captain John Javier Boria
"Faith and Love for Mankind"

Awarded
$2,000
Deadline
April 10, 2018
Selection
TBD
Awards
TBD


Scholarship Application Proceedure

The Scholarship is awarded based on the following criteria that includes your High School Grade Point Average, your community service experience and the quality and content of an essay that briefly describes your experience in high school, performance of community service, if any, expression of financial need and comments about your hopes for the future and career aspirations.

APPLYING FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP 
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.

Include a cover page with name, phone number and e-mail address and physical address with your uploaded essay application. Do not put your name or school name anywhere in your actual essay. This is to keep the judges from knowing who submitted the essays—to make the process anonymous and fair.

SELECTION PROCESS
A committee of the Hispanic American Foundation will make the selection of the scholarship recipient from the group of candidates. The candidate(s) must be a 2018 graduating senior. Essays, applications and transcripts should be submitted on line, or in the alternative, if a student prefers to submit this information in writing, please do so by mailing it to HISPANIC AMERICAN FOUNDATION, 2210 S. MAIN ST., TULSA, OK 74114.

NOTIFICATION
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.

THE AWARD
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.

TIMING
School offices must forward their application and criteria selection(s) to the Hispanic American Foundation by April 2, 2018.
  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 to be recognized.

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

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 haftulsa@haftulsa.org.

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