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Scholarship Committee 2011

Scholarship Committee 2011

By Herman Santa

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: Mary Figliola, President; Kathy Rivera, Vice President; Nancy Rozon, Secretary; Nora Candelario, Treasurer and Karen Diamond.  The scholarship committee are: Herman Santa, Director; Nancy Rozon and Isa Bryson, Co-Chairs.  The SACI scholarship was established in 1994 for low-income Hispanic students.  More than $20,000 has been awarded to local students.   Thirty-four 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).

Applicants must write a paragraph in Spanish the day of the interview, on why they feel they should be considered for the scholarship.  Letters of recommendation are accepted. Two students will be selected ($750 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 and (4) the student must read, write and speak Spanish.  Eligible students should submit the application by Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.  Applications are available from Martin and St. Lucie counties Guidance Counselors.

Photo #1 From left: Karen Diamond; Director, Nancy Rozon; Secretary, Nora Candelario; Treasurer. Seated: Kathy Rivera; Vice President and Mary Figliola; President

Photo # 2 From left: Nancy Rozon, Herman Santa and Isa Bryson


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