Scholarships

Hispanic American Foundation Scholarship
For the Education & Growth of Hispanic Americans

Awarded
Seven $3,000.00 Awards
Deadline
April 24, 2019
Selection
TBD
Awards
TBD


Scholarship Application Proceedure

To Be Awarded: Seven $3,000 Scholarships; Submission Deadline: April 24, 2019

 

 

AWARD

On behalf of the Hispanic American Foundation's donor-partners, HAF will award seven $3,000 scholarships.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

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.

SELECTION 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.

  1. Motivation to Pursue a Higher Education: Include in your essay why you need help in attending college, how you feel you will benefit from the college experience, and what you would like to do in the commuinty after completing your college degree.
  1. Preserving One’s Cultural Ties: Include in your essay how you celebrate your culture, e.g., language, foods, architecture, music, and art.
  1. Volunteer Community Service: Students can learn much outside the traditional classroom through volunteering at places such as local churches or local schools. Giving back to the community through service will help the student learn community service is rewarding. The essay should provide evidence of participation in student service activities in high school and plans for future community service.

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