Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis
PROMOTING THE EXCELLENCE OF THE HISPANIC CULTURE THROUGH ARTS & EDUCATION!
TheDream.US – A NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR DREAMers OFFERS SUPPORT TO 'DEFERRED ACTION' STUDENTS. APPLY NOW IF YOU ARE GRADUATING OR YOU ALREADY HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED FROM THE U.S.!
TheDream.US is a national scholarship fund for DREAMers1 established by Graham Holdings Company. We provide college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers who, without financial aid, cannot afford a college education that will enable them to participate in the American workforce. We partner with quality colleges that focus on college completion and make a commitment to provide comprehensive student support services to TheDream.US Scholars attending their institutions. TheDream.US awards scholarships for tuition and fees to DREAMers who have demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, and a high motivation to succeed and are accepted to attend one of our partner colleges. For more information on our partner colleges, click here. This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services®, a division of Scholarship America®. Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin. The guidelines for the scholarship are set forth below. If you have additional questions, you can go here for Frequently Asked Questions and the answers.
The Scholarship Award is up to $12,500 for tuition, fees, and books for an associate degree, and up to $25,000 for tuition, fees, and books for a bachelor degree. The amount of each award will be based on the current tuition, fees, and estimated cost of books charged by the participating college in which the Scholar enrolls.
DREAMer Scholars will have the following time frames in which to complete their degrees. Using an extended amount of time will not increase the amount of the scholarship:
DREAMer Scholars who finish their program with at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.5/4.0 are eligible to receive a one-time Honors Graduate Award. This Award will be $1,000 for students who complete an associate degree with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and $2000 for students who complete a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
In order to continue to be eligible to receive the scholarship, DREAMer Scholars must:
Renewal awards will continue on a term-by-term basis at the amount authorized at the time of enrollment provided the DREAMer Scholar continues to meet the stated renewal eligibility criteria.
A DREAMer Scholar enrolled in an associate degree program at a Partner College is eligible to re-apply for the TheDream.US Scholarship to complete a bachelor degree so long as they have met their Scholar Commitments and there is not a break in enrollment. TheDream.US scholarships will be applied based on the charged credit cost, fees, and books for the term for courses that count toward the student’s degree, and cannot be applied to courses that are retaken due to previous failure.
TheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. Our scholarships of up to $25,000 will help cover your tuition, fees, and books for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at our partner colleges in NYC, Miami, Washington D.C., El Paso, Rio Grande Valley, and online.
To be eligible to apply, you must:
Our Scholars are selected by DREAMers and people from DREAMer-supportive organizations based on their academic achievement and motivation to succeed.
Our Scholars commit to their own academic achievement and to help build a National Community of DREAMer Scholars which provides peer-to-peer support and and mentoring to each other and future DREAMer Scholars.
Our Scholars will be selected and announced no later than May 15, 2014.
Don’t forget, the deadline for your application is March 31, 2014.
GONZALES COMPANIES CHARITABLE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS IN THE FIELD OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY. DEADLINE MAY 30TH, 2014!
In cooperation with the HCC STL Foundation Announce their 2014 scholarships!
Gonzalez Companies charitable foundation in cooperation with the HCC STL Foundation are providing three scholarships for the 2014-2015 School Year. Qualified applicants should e-mail their applications to Executive Director Karlos Ramirez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarship Deadline is May 30, 2014.
To apply, please fill out the general scholarship application form and specify which scholarship you are applying for.
Three scholarships will be awarded.
1. Incoming Freshman or College Sophmore. This scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who will be attending college in the fall or a current underclassmen college student. For scholarship details please review the scholarship. Undergraduate Student.
2. Current undergraduate Hispanic Student. This scholarship will be awarded to a current Hispanic college student. For scholarship details please review the scholarship JR-SR Hispanic Student.
3. Current undergraduate Minority Student. This scholarship will be awarded to a current Minority college student. For scholarship details please review the scholarship JR-SR Minority Student
* For scholarship details and frequently asked questions please click here.
HISPANIC ECS FUND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS: Call for Applications!
Deadline May 31st. 2014
The Hispanic Educational, Cultural and Scholarship Fund offers scholarships of $1,000. These scholarships are recognition of a student’s overall achievements, and are available to Hispanic/Latino students that are permanent legal residents in the Greater St. Louis area (includes Missouri and Illinois) enrolled in post-secondary course work or trade school in the fall 2014. For the purpose of this scholarship and to qualify, at least one of the applicant’s grandparents must be or have been Hispanic/Latino.
* HISPANIC EDUCATIONAL, CULTURAL & SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Applications must be received by May 31, 2014.
* GUILLERMO RODRIGUEZ SANTOS & ANA MARIA BARCELO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2007 in honor of Guillermo A. Rodríguez’s parents who passed away in the 2006-07 time frame. Rodríguez was the founding president of the Hispanic ECS Fund, and continues to fund the scholarship in the name of his parents. Applications must be received by May 31, 2014.
* GRUPO ATLANTICO SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is to be awarded to a female student heading for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Applications received by May 31, 2014.
DOWNLOAD APPLICATIONS VISITING WWW.HISPANICECSFUND.ORG!
In order to enter the selection process, applicants must submit the requested materials to be received by the appropriate deadlines to the following address:
HISPANIC ECS FUND
PO BOX 411872
St. Louis, MO 63141
RESTAURANT EL PAISANO PRESENTS CARNAVAL 2014 WITH BOLIVIAN MUSICAL GROUP 'CACHECANTO' ON SATURDAY MARCH 15 FROM 7PM TO 1:30AM. EL PAISANO IS LOCATED AT 5916 DELMAR, ST LOUIS, MO 63112. DINNER & DANCING IS $30.00. FOR RESERVATIONS OR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 314- 725-2203.
COLLEGE GREENLIGHT INVITE STUDENTS TO ITS 'VIRTUAL SCHOLARSHIP MARATHON' ON SATURDAY, MARCH 22nd 2014 FROM 9AM TO 9PM CST! SPEND 2HRS AND WIN MONEY PRIZES! OPEN TO HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS!
The Scholarship Marathon is a day-long virtual event that encourages students to apply for scholarships with the support of the College Greenlight community. College Greenlight will be raffling off monetary prizes every hour for completed scholarship applications. In addition, College Greenlight will be featuring great webinars focusing on scholarship assistance, money management, and financial aid. It is open to any student who wants to drop in for a couple of hours or dedicate their Saturday—juniors, seniors, and college students are encouraged. Below please let us know if you are interested, or not and we will follow-up with more details respectively. For more information register for free at www.collegegreenligh.com
THE GALLERY OF THE REGIONAL ARTS COMMISSION PRESENTS 'LATINICIDAD' UNTIL MARCH 29TH, 2014.
The Regional Arts Commission presents the art exhibit 'Latinicidad' at the RAC gallery from February 28th to March 29th of 2014. Latinicidad brings the tradition and vibrant culture of Latin America Carnaval to St. Louis. Curated by Cileia Miranda-Yuen, the exhibition showcases artists whose works encapsulate the festival's spirit with a variety of traditional masks, dresses, and paintings. Accompanying the exhibition will be our own Carnaval event uniting the community in a celebration of history, art and custom. Among the artists showcased are: Fabio Rodriguez, Gabriela Toujas, Carmen Dence, Eliana Oliveira, Eliana Cristancho, and Luisa Otero. The opening reception will take place on Friday February 28th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Gallery hours are M to F from 10am to 5pm and Saturdays from 12pm to 5pm. The RAC gallery is located at 6128 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, 63112. For more information, visit www.art-stl.com or call 314-863-5811.
JOIN 'GO! St. LOUIS CHARITY FOR A CAUSE' TO BENEFIT CASA DE SALUD!
Are you interested in participating in the GO! St. Louis 5k, Half Marathon, Marathon, or Marathon Relay during the weekend of April 5-6, 2014? Are you interested in doing so for free AND in raising money for Casa de Salud? Contact Casa de Salud to learn more about joining our GO! For a Cause Team of fundraisers who will walk/run on behalf of Casa in either the 5K, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, or Marathon during the GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend, April 5-6, 2014.
For more information, contact Kelsey Laitinen with questions at 314-977-1254 email@example.com.
360 XOCHI QUETZAL: FREE SUMMER ARTIST RESIDENCY IN CENTRAL MEXICO FOR JUNE, JULY & AUGUST 2014 APPLICATION IS OPEN UNTIL APRIL 5TH, 2014!
The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Free Summer Artist and Writer's Residency Program is located in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in the country where the perfect year-round climate and stunning lake and mountain views have long established the region as an international artist mecca. We now offer four live/work spaces. Residents will be inspired by the natural beauty, history and culture of this special part of central Mexico. Chapala is located 25 minutes from Guadalajara International Airport and 45 minutes from Guadalajara, one of the largest cities in Mexico boasting abundant cultural resources: museums, galleries, theatre and artist supplies. Xochi Quetzal is the Aztec goddess of creativity and fertility and protector of artisans.
MISSION: Our aim is to support artists, writers and musicians who would benefit from having uninterrupted time to devote to their creativity. By providing free housing and a generous food allowance, we hope that our residents can make artistic progress without the stress and distractions of daily life.
CRITERIA: National and international visual artists, photographers, writers, new media makers and musicians over the age of 25 are welcome to apply. We base our selections on artists who demonstrate artistic accomplishment, submit a well-conceived residency project, indicate that this residency will make a significant impact and provide evidence of the self-reliance required for a residency in the developing world. One of the live/work spaces is earmarked for a writer and one for an emerging artist. Two-person collaborative teams are also encouraged to apply.
Thirteenth Annual Conference
Cambio de Colores / Change of Colors
Latinos in the Heartland:
Growing Together in New Destination Areas
University of Missouri - Columbia
Reynolds Alumni Center
June 25-27, 2014
—Call for Abstracts—
The full Call for Abstracts is available at: http://www.cambiodecolores.org/2014/Documents/CambioDeColores2014_CallForAbstracts.pdf
· January 21, 2014: Abstract submission starts (online)
· February 24, 2014: Deadline for submitting abstracts
· March 4, 2014: Notification of accepted abstracts
· April 18, 2014: Author/presenter registration deadline
· June 13, 2014: Deadline for submission of papers for publication in Proceedings
· June 25-27, 2014: Thirteenth Cambio de Colores – Latinos in the Heartland conference:
Growing Together in New Destination Areas
Information about registration, hotels, and other details will be posted in February 2014.
About the Cambio de Colores 2014 conference
Since 2002, the annual Cambio de Colores (Change of Colors) Conference has brought together researchers, practitioners, decision-makers, and community members to discuss the issues that Missouri, the Heartland, and other states face as a result of dramatic demographic changes. The U.S. Census clearly shows that large numbers of immigrants have been settling in rural and urban areas of many Heartland states.
This year’s theme, “Growing Together in New Destination Areas,” is meant to encourage the discussion of research and best practices that can be used by communities to assist integration efforts in areas with a recent intake of immigrants. While native and foreign-born Latinos may constitute the majority of new arrivals, the conference organizers emphasize that immigrants from other areas of the world are also settling in these regions. The integration of these very diverse groups is being studied by academics and pursued by stakeholders, as the newcomers seek to become part and parcel of the social, economic, and cultural fabric of their new communities.
Cambio de Colores serves as a unique venue to share, learn, discuss, and identify critical areas where the development of information and promising practices will facilitate the successful transition of newcomers into communities large and small. The conference organizers seek presentations, posters, and panels on the conference themes described in the full call for abstracts, as well as workshops targeted to community members, leaders, and officials with the tools necessary to address these changes in ways that are sustainable and beneficial to all.
Led by the University of Missouri, Cambio de Colores is a collaborative effort that includes University of Missouri Extension, the campuses of the Missouri system, and other educational institutions in the Midwest and the Southern regions, as well as government and private organizations. Since 2009, the conference has benefited from the cooperation of the interstate initiative on “Latinos and Immigrants in Midwestern Communities,” North Central Education and Research Activity 216 (NCERA 216).
The conference convenes academic researchers and extension specialists, public and private service providers, grassroots organizations, education and healthcare providers, state and local government institutions, policymakers, corporations, and newcomers themselves. The conference program focuses and builds on the sharing of university, government, and community resources, linking academic studies to the more applied perspective and best practices of people and institutions working at the heart of the changing communities. This synergy is the signature characteristic of this annual conference, which engages a wide array of stakeholders in economic and social development.
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Cambio de Colores (Change of Colors) - Latinos in the Heartland
June 25-27, 2014
LITTLE FACUNDO AGUIAR, AN URUGUAYAN 9 YEAR OLD, WHO IS FIGHTING LEUKEMIA SINCE DECEMBER 2013 AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, NEEDS YOUR HELP. VISIT HIS WEBSITE WWW.FACUNDOAGUIAR.ORG TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS BRAVE BOY WHO LOVES LEGOS, READING STORIES AND PLAYING SOCCER, AND CONSIDER HELPING HIM.
The Hispanic Arts Council organized three fundraising campaigns for little Facundo last December and thanks to the generosity of the St. Louis community we were able to collect $4,000.00. But that amount will not be enough to face the expensive treatment of his AML. Please, consider donating to this brave boy who is fighting the battle of his life. Visit his website at www.facundoaguiar.org to send him a message and to contribute. Thank you for your generosity!
Picture: Mr. Ray Suarez & Virginia Braxs, President of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis.
PBS Senior Correspondent RAY SUAREZ Published LATINO AMERICANS, A Must Read Book To Learn How Latino Americans Legacy Helped To Shaped This Nation!
ON SEPTEMBER 2013 THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL WAS INVITED BY THE NINE NETWORK TO ATTEND A DINNER, ALONG WITH OTHER ST. LOUIS LEADERS, TO HONOR LATINO PBS SENIOR CORRESPONDENT AND AUTHOR MR. RAY SUAREZ ON THE OCCASION OF THE PRESENTATION OF HIS LATEST BOOK 'LATINO AMERICANS: THE 500-YEAR LEGACY THAT SHAPED A NATION' 2013. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND MR. SUAREZ' BOOK ON WHICH PBS BASED HIS SERIES 'LATINO AMERICANS' WHICH AIRED THIS FALL ON THE NINE NETWORK.
Universidad YA! presented its 2nd Hispanic College Fair on November 10th, 2013 at St. Cecilia Parish in south St. Louis. The fair was attended by over 200 Latino students & parents and presented 13 colleges and 10 organizations serving the St. Louis Latino community with scholarships and other services. See pictures in our Photo Gallery, on the upper right menu of the homepage!
Universidad YA!/College NOW! is the educational initiative of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis 'to empower Latino youth to complete high school & to provide access to higher education regardless of their legal status' (click here)
Picture: 2nd Hispanic College Fair, at St. Cecilia School on November 2013
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Films, Documentaries, Academic Articles, TV & Radio Programs on Latin America & Hispanics in the U.S.
Read serious academic articles on Hispanics in the U.S., listen to NPR & BBC programs, watch online videos, explore a list of films & documentaries, watch interviews of Hispanic leaders in the U.S. from PBS, HBO, CNN and other serious sources, & learn more on diversity in America. Explore our new sections under the 'MORE' top menu of our homepage! Click HERE for Films & Documentaries; Click HERE for TV & Radio Programs & Click HERE to read more about Academic Articles on Latinos in the U.S. Enjoy!
THE HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESENTS:
SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
Every Tuesday, a bilingual SMALL BUSINESS MENTOR is available by appointment at 314-664-4432 to answer questions about your small business issues or to assist with business start-up. Mentors are provided by SCORE and sponsored by the US Small Business Administration. For more information, contact the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis at 3611 South Grand Blvd. Suite 105 St. Louis, MO 63118. Phone: 314-664-4432. Se Habla Español.
BUSINESS TO BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE
Join the HCC Tuesdays from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Business to Business Roundtable, where business owners and entrepreneurs can come and make connections and find new outlets for their services. The roundtable is looking for people who are in the construction, real estate, and IT industry. For more information, contact the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis at 3611 South Grand Blvd. Suite 105 St. Louis, MO 63118. Phone: 314-664-4432 . Se Habla Español.