THE 'UNIVERSIDAD YA! SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.'
The Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis called for applicants every year for the 'Universidad YA! Scholarship Program', a scholarship offered in partnership with Anheuser-Busch Company sponshorship. The Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis received 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 support of the Hispanic Community. The goal of this scholarship program was to benefit 5 Hispanic college students with $1,000.00 scholarship each to further their college studies. We wish all the recipients of our scholarships throughout the years the best of luck in their careers.
THIS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ENDED IN 2017.
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.
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)
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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
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.
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