Seven $3,000.00 Awards
April 24, 2019
On behalf of the Hispanic American Foundation's donor-partners, HAF will award seven $3,000 scholarships.
This scholarship award is based on the following criteria: the student’s high school grade-point average (a transcript is required); community service/work experience; and, the quality and content of the essay. A candidate must be a 2019 graduating high school senior and currently attending a local high school.
APPLYING FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP
Students interested in applying for the scholarship should apply through the HAF website: http://haftulsa.org/scholarships/scholarship-application
ESSAY REQUIREMENT AND FORMATTING
For the Hispanic American Foundation Scholarship, a three-page essay is required. The essay should reflect the student’s experience in high school, performance of community service, if any, expression of financial need, and response to the essay prompts.
The essay should be in a 12-point font, double-spaced, and single-sided. A total of three pages (maximum of one response per page) should be submitted. On a separate, fourth page (cover page), please type your name, the name of the school you attend, your home address, an e-mail address, and phone number. Points will be deducted for not having a minimum of three pages and for not following the instructions.
Important: The student’s name and school’s name should not appear anywhere on the essay pages, just on the cover page. This procedure is used to keep the judges from knowing who submitted the essay and supports a fair application review process.
A committee of the Hispanic American Foundation members will select the award recipient from the group of candidates. Essays, applications, and transcripts should be submitted online. If a student prefers to submit the application in writing, please mail to the Hispanic American Foundation c/o OSU Tulsa Main Hall, Rm. 1108, 700 N. Greenwood Ave., Tulsa, OK 74106.
AWARD NOTIFICATION AND RECOGNITION DINNER
The selected candidate 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.
FINAL SELECTION will be made and the winner notified the second week of May. The student will be asked and is expected to attend the Scholarship Awards Dinner on May 30th.
RECEIPT OF THE AWARD
When the Hispanic American Foundation office receives notification the scholarship winner has been accepted and enrolled in a college or university, a check in the amount of $3,000 will be issued to the designated college or university on behalf of the scholarship winner.
HISPANIC AMERICAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY PROMPTS
Please write a one-page response for each of these prompts:
HAF Mission: The Hispanic culture is the oldest non-indigenous influence in the Western Hemisphere, dating back over 500 years. It is currently reflected throughout contemporary life in our language, foods, architecture, music, and art. In an effort to recognize and celebrate this heritage as it exists within the Tulsa community, the Hispanic American Foundation, a nonprofit organization operating under IRS Rule 501 (c) 3, was founded in October 1990. The Foundation is dedicated to the preservation, appreciation, and promotion of Hispanic culture through scholarships, grants, and the presentation of cultural programs.