Hispanic Arts, Culture & Education 

Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis

Subtitle

HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF 
ST. LOUIS 
SCHOLARSHIPS

THE 'UNIVERSIDAD YA! SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.'


The Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis calls for applicants every year in February for the 'Universidad YA! Scholarship Program',  a scholarship offered in partnership with Anheuser-Busch Company sponshorship. The Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis receives a donation of $5,000.00 annually for these scholarships to support educational opportunities for Latino/as in the St. Louis Region. We thank Anheuser-Busch Co. for its generosity and constant support of the Hispanic Community. The goal of this scholarship program is to benefit 5 Hispanic college students with $1,000.00 scholarship each to further their college studies. DEADLINE IS MARCH 31.

Online applications can be completed and submitted through the St. Louis Graduates website:  https://stlouisgraduates.academicworks.com/opportunities/1381

Applications can also be downloaded through our website and printed, completed and then submitted by mail, along with the documentation required, to the HAC address.


Description:


a) 2 RENEWABLE MERIT-BASED ‘UNIVERSIDAD YA! AVANZA SCHOLARSHIPS’ of $1,000 each, total of $2,000. Renewable for up to 4 years.   CURRENTLY BENEFITING 2 STUDENTS.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicant must be a current Hispanic undergraduate college student who is attending an accredited non-profit higher education institution in the U.S., such as a four year college, a community college or a trade/technical college.
  • Citizens, legal residents & DACA (Deferred Action Childhood Arrival) students can apply.
  • Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA or better since the Universidad YA! Avanza Scholarship is merit-based;
  • Applicant can attend a higher education institution, either part-time or full-time;
  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least six credits each semester;
  • Applicant must be a resident of the St. Louis region, Missouri; and,
  • Applicant must be Hispanic and have at least one parent of Hispanic descent.


DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS AND APPLICATIONS BELOW:

Universidad YA! Avanza Scholarships  Instructions  NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

Universidad YA! Avanza Scholarship Application NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

Or open an account and apply online at: www.stlouisgraduates.org


b) 4 NON RENEWABLE NEED-BASED ‘UNIVERSIDAD YA SCHOLARSHIPS’ of $1,000 each, total of $3,000.    CALL FOR 2017 APPLICANTS WILL BE IN JANUARY 2017. 

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicant must be a Hispanic high school senior student entering college the following fall of the scholarship application year;
  • Citizens, legal residents & DACA (Deferred Action Childhood Arrival) students can apply;
  • Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA or better for the Universidad YA! Nonrenewable Scholarship which is need-based;
  • Applicant must provide an admission letter from the accredited non-profit higher education institution in the U.S. in which he/she is enrolled, such as a four year college, a community college or a trade/technical college when admitted;
  • Applicant will attend the non-profit higher education institution, either as a part-time or full-time student;
  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least three credits each semester;
  • Applicant must be a resident of the St. Louis region, Missouri; and,
  • Applicant must be Hispanic and have at least one parent of Hispanic descent.

DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS AND APPLICATIONS BELOW:

Universidad YA! Scholarships Instructions NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

Universidad YA! Scholarships Application  NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME


TO APPLY ONLINE TO THE UNIVERSIDAD YA! SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, OPEN AN ACCOUNT AND APPLY AT   https://stlouisgraduates.org


       2016 THE UNIVERSIDAD YA! SCHOLARSHIP                                        PROGRAM

HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF STL AWARDED ITS 'UNIVERSIDAD YA! SCHOLARSHIPS ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4TH. THESE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE SPONSORED BY ANHEUSER-BUSCH CO.

The Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis awarded its Universidad YA! Avanza and Adelante Scholarships for 2016 on Friday November 4th, 2016. Funding for this scholarships is sponsored by Anheuser-Busch Co. The Award Ceremony recognized 5 Latino students
who received each a $1,000.00 grant:

Avanza Scholarship:
-Maria Guadalupe Acosta who is studying at St. Charles Community College. The Avanza Scholarship, which was renewed for the second time for Maria, is based on merit and is a renewable scholarship for up to 4 years.

Adelante Scholarships are based on financial need and recipients for this year are:
-Patrick Gutierrez who attends Webster University
-Scarleth Rivera who attends Southern Illinois State University at Edwardsville
-Pablo Reina attending Maryville University.
-Sophie Molina who is attending St. Louis University.

We congratulates all the awardees and wish them the best in their college studies! We thank our sponsor Anheuser-Busch Co. for their vision and support.

1st. group picture: (from left to right) Virginia Braxs, HAC President; Ms. Maria Acosta, Ms. Sandra Knight, HAC Board Member; Ms. Scarleth Rivera; Mrs. Rosa Lopez accepting the scholarship on behalf of Mr. Pablo Lopez; Ms. Katheen Molina receiving the scholarship on behalf of Ms. Sophie Molina, Mr. Gustavo Arango, HAC Board Member and Mrs. Maria Paz Santelices, HAC Board Member.

2nd. group picture below: (from left to right) Virginia Braxs, HAC President; Mr. Patrick Gutierrez and Ms.Sandra Knight, HAC Board Member.

     

      2015  THE UNIVERSIDAD YA! SCHOLARSHIP                                         PROGRAM

AWARDEES OF THE 'UNIVERSIDAD YA!' SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM HONORED AT A CEREMONY BY THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS AT ANHEUSER-BUSCH HEADQUARTERS ON JULY 6TH, 2015! CONGRATULATIONS!!!


The Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis in partnership with Anheuser-Busch Companies, honored, on July 6th 2015, the recipients of the Universidad YA! Scholarship Program at the Anheuser-Busch Company headquarter in downtown St. Louis. The Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis receives a donation of $5,000.00 annually for these scholarships to support educational opportunities for Latino/as in the St. Louis Region. The goal of this scholarship program is to benefit 5 Hispanic college students every year with $1,000.00 scholarship each through two scholarship programs to further their college studies. The winners of the 2015 Universidad YA! Scholarship Program are:


a) 2 RENEWABLE MERIT-BASED ‘UNIVERSIDAD YA! AVANZA SCHOLARSHIPS’ of $1,000 each. This scholarship is renewable for 4 years, provided the students maintain the eligibility requirements.
1. María Guadalupe Acosta, seeking her Associate's Degree in Accounting at St. Charles Community College.
2. Fátima Arabia, pursuing her Nursing Degree at UMSL.


b) 3 NON RENEWABLE NEED-BASED ‘UNIVERSIDAD YA! SCHOLARSHIPS’ of $1,000 each.
1. Luisa Castañeda, enrolled at Washington University with full scholarship to pursue her BA in Political Science and International Relations.
2. Daniela Hinojosa, enrolled at Pomona College, CA, through the Quest Bridge Program with full scholarship, to pursue a BS in Computer Science.
3. Vanessa González, enrolled at Truman State Univ. to obtain a BS in Science Pre-med program.


The Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis and Anheuser-Busch Co. congratulate the winners and wish them a great academic year 2015-2016! See pictures of the ceremony in our Photo Gallery CLICK HERE!



Picture:  from left to right: Maria Guadalupe Acosta, Daniela Hinojosa, the President of the Hispanic Arts Council Ms. Virginia Braxs, Mr. Gonzalez accepting for her daughter Ms. Vanessa Gonzalez, Mrs. Patricia Heltmeyer accepting for Luisa Castaneda and Ms. Fatima Arabia.


      2017 JOHN F. GARGANIGO SCHOLARSHIPS

HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST LOUIS AWARDED ITS JOHN F. GARGANIGO SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE WASHINGTON UNIV PUERTAS COLLEGE PREP STUDENTS ON MAY 1st 2017.


On May 1st 2017, HAC awarded its John F. Garganigo Scholarships to 6 Hispanic students who took part of the Washington University Puertas (Door to College) College Prep Outreach Program working with underserved Hispanic students in south St. Louis. The students who received the award worked for a year alongside Washington Univ. tutors doing intensive ACT prep, and the college readiness and access program, who helped them apply to scholarship, write essays, and complete college applications. All the students are first generation of Hispanics going to college. The awarded students are (from left to right): Vivian Garcia, Oscar Moreno, Jessica Barreras, Rigoberto Ramirez, Mr. Pedro Romero accepting on behalf of his son Peter Romero, Wash Univ tutors Carol and Ashley, and Ms. Sandra Knight, Board Member of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis. Not present was Karla Flores, since she was unable to attend. HAC congratulates the recipients and thanks the JFG Scholarship sponsors, Anheuser Busch Co. and Wash Univ Romance Languages & Literatures Department for their scholarship support.
















(Picture above, 2013 John F. Garganigo Scholarship recipients)



DONATE TO THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS SCHOLARSHIP FUND!


Contribute to our Scholarship Fund for Latino Youth!  Helps Us Bring the Best of Hispanic Art to St. Louis!  You can choose to support the arts or our education fund, as well as your level of support and get free tickets for our concerts or VIP backstage passes to meet and greet the Latino artists we bring to The Sheldon Concert Hall.  Be our guests to pre-concert receptions and at our John F. Garganigo Scholarship Award Ceremony at Washington University. Become involved, make a difference! Be part of our online List of Donors at the CompaÑeros, Amigos, Patrocinadores or Benefactores levels! WE ARE A TAX EXEMPT 501C3 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION AND WE WILL SEND YOU A LETTER FOR YOUR TAX PURPOSES.  SEND A CHECK BY APRIL 30st, 2013 WITH YOUR TAX EXEMPT CONTRIBUTION TO: 

Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis
c/o 2012 Campaign for Arts & Education
7316 Lindell Blvd. Apt 3
St. Louis, MO 63130

Contribution Levels & Benefits:

'COMPAÑEROS'
-$25 or more
*Be our guest at  pre-concert receptions. 
*Take advantage of our discount price tickets for concerts & cultural events.

'AMIGOS'
-$200.00 or more
*Get 2 free tickets to special events per season!
*Be recognized at our John F. Garganigo Scholarship Award Ceremony at Washington University.
*Be our guest at pre-concert receptions. 
*Take advantage of our discount price tickets for concerts & cultural events.

'PATROCINADORES'
-$500.00 or more
*Get 4 free tickets to special events per season!
*Be recognized at our John F. Garganigo Scholarship Award Ceremony at Washington University.
*Be our guest at pre-concert receptions. 
*Take advantage of our discount price tickets for concerts & cultural events.

'BENEFACTORES'
-$1,000.00 or more
*Get a backstage pass to our concerts, meet & greet artists and take pictures. Be featured on our website Photo Album!
*Get 6 free tickets to special events per season!
*Be recognized at our John F. Garganigo Scholarship Award Ceremony at Washington University.
*Be our guest at pre-concert receptions. 
*Take advantage of our discount price tickets for concerts & cultural events.

THE JOHN F. GARGANIGO SCHOLARSHIP

since 2007

The Hispanic Arts Council in partnership with the Washington University Department of Romance Languages & Literatures created, in 2007, the JOHN GARGANIGO SCHOLARSHIP to benefit Hispanic students of the department’s outreach PUERTAS AL FUTURO PROGRAM (Door to College Program). The Puertas Program is an outreach ‘college prep program’ that serves underprivileged Hispanic students in their last years of high school or who have completed their high school degrees and registers in the program in order to reach their goals of getting a college education. The scholarship awards effort, hard work, responsibility and individual academic merits to those students who complete the Puertas Program and are admitted to accredited institutions of higher learning, colleges or universities in the U.S. 


The JOHN F. GARGANIGO SCHOLARSHIP is funded through private donations to the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis’ John Garganigo Scholarship Fund and its annual operating budget.


The JOHN F. GARGANIGO SCHOLARSHIP was named after Dr. John Garganigo (pictured above), former full Professor of the Wash. Univ. Romance Languages & Literatures Department who was a great supported of the Wash Univ ourtreach Latino Youth Tutoring Volunteer Programs and specially the Puertas Program throughout the years. Through the JOHN F. GARGANIGO SCHOLARSHIP we want to honor Dr. Garganigo's commitment to social activism and social consciousness, his endless support of the Hispanic community, his academic achievements and life, as well as his love, dedication and promotion of the excellence of the Hispanic culture. 


THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS AVAILABLE FOR PARTICIPANTS OF THE 'PUERTAS / DOOR TO COLLEGE PROGRAM' PARTICIPANTS ONLY!







2016  'JOHN F. GARGANIGO SCHOLARSHIPS'  AWARDEES 










2015  'JOHN F. GARGANIGO SCHOLARSHIPS' TO  ADRIANA VALENZUELA, NAOMI CARRANZA, MARIA VARGAS, TERESA GODINA  AND LUIS ANGEL GONZALEZ. 

 







2014 JOHN F. GARGANIGO SCHOLARSHIPS RECIPIENTS








2012 'JOHN F. GARGANIGO SCHOLARSHIP' RECIPIENTS








2011 'JOHN F. GARGANIGO SCHOLARSHIP' RECIPIENTS








2007 FIRST 'JOHN F. GARGANIGO 

SCHOLARSHIP' RECIPIENTS


THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS AWARDED THE LAMBDA SCHOLARSHIP TO 5 LATINA COLLEGE STUDENTS IN ST. LOUIS AT THE  AWARD CEREMONY THAT TOOK PLACE AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2014. 


The Hispanic Arts Council awarded the one time Lambda Scholarship to 5 young Latina college students with funding received through the Tijeras Grant last spring.  The five Lambda Scholarships of $1,000.00 each benefited the following Latina college students to further their college studies:

-Fatima Arabia who is studying Nursing at UMSL; 

-Mayra Lopez who is studying Accounting at Webster University; 

-Jessica Ramirez who is studying Nursing at STLCC;

-Yulkendy Valdez who is studying International Business at Bobson College, MA; 

-Claudia Romero who is studying Early Child Care at STLCC. 


 The Hispanic Arts Council congratulates all the recipients of the Lambda Scholarship!


(Pictured below from left to right: Mr. Gustavo Arango, HAC Director, Jessica Ramirez recipient, Mayra Lopez recipient, Claudia Romero recipient, Fatima Arabia recipient, Yulkendy Valdez's mother receiving the scholarship in her absence, and HAC President Virginia Braxs)  

THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.


CARLOS BELTRAN SCHOLARSHIP

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 8 RECIPIENTS OF THE 2013 CARLOS BELTRAN SCHOLARSHIP!!


The CARLOS BELTRÁN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2013, a joint effort between the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis and the Cardinals All Star Outfielder, is delighted to announce that this year winners are representatives of qualities that embody excellence, hard work, commitment and responsibility to excel through higher education. The 2013 Carlos Beltran Scholarship was a one time scholarship offered in the summer of 2013. The recipients of the 2013 Carlos Beltran Scholarship of $2,500.00 each are:


*Adriana Aceves - Nursing- St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, MO

*Cameron Garcia Cooley - Engineering - SIUE, Edwardsville, ILL

*Giovanni Romero - Criminal Justice - Mc Kendree College,

*Ramiro Sanchez - Life Science/ Medicine - St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, St. Louis, MO

*Erik Solorio - Nursing - St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO

*Yulkendy Valdez - International Business - Bobson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts

*Maria Vallejan - Life Science/Medicine - St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, St. Louis, MO

*Anayeli Zamacona - Nursing - St. Louis Community College at Forest Park , St. Louis, MO


The Carlos Beltran Scholarships were presented at the Cardinals pre-game Award Ceremony on Saturday, August 10th, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.   SEE PICTURES OF THE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CEREMONY IN OUR PHOTO GALLERY clicking here!                                            THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS NO LONGER  AVAILABLE.