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2017 HISPANIC EDUCATIONAL, CULTURAL & SCHOLARSHIP FUND SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES
HECSF Scholarships awardees, from left to right: Mr. Santiago Beltran, HECSF President, Sayge Garcia-Cooley, Joseph McBride, Isabel Garcia, Mayra Santander, Ana Davis Reed, Katherine Bluemel's representative, and Joseline Martin. Recipient not in the picture: Vivian Garcia.
2017 HECSF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Carlos and Michelle Cuartas Scholarship:
Isabel Garcia, of Mexican descent, just graduated from high school and will start her college journey at Northwest Missouri State University where she will be pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. She wants to have a positive impact on future generations and college is the beginning of that dream.
Carmen Eliza Patiño de Beltrán Scholarship:
Joseline Martin, of Mexican descent, is attending Southwestern Illinois College and aspires to become an English as a second Language teacher. She volunteers with her church in Fairmont, IL and in addition to attending college, she works at the Southwestern Illinois Foundation. Joseline will be the first in her family to attend college.
Beltrán Martí Scholarship:
Mayra Santander, of Mexican descent, is currently a senior at the University of Missouri. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science. Mayra volunteers with the food pantry in Columbia, MO, and is the Vice-President of the Association of Latin American students at the University of Missouri.
Ana Davis Reed is currently a Master’s student at the University of Missouri- Saint Louis. She is pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Work. Ana was born in Colombia and moved to the United States four years ago. Despite not knowing much English when she arrived, Ana has come a long way and expects to receive her Master’s degree at the end of next year. This summer, Ana is getting some social work experience at the Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project (MICA).
Joseph McBride, of Panamanian descent, is currently a junior at the University of Missouri – Saint Louis. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He volunteers with the Red Cross in Washington, Missouri. Joseph is an Assistant Tutor at the Saint Louis Community college and aspires to get a Master’s degree in counseling.
Sayge Garcia-Cooley, of Mexican descent, is a sophomore at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and is pursuing a degree in Nursing. Sayge has volunteered with different programs that help children. This year, Sayge participated in a service project in East Saint Louis where she did after school tutoring for children from single mother households. Sayge aspires to become an emergency room trauma nurse.
Vivian Garcia, of Mexican descent, just graduated from high school and will be attending the Saint Louis Community college in the fall. She attended Rosati-Kain high school where she was involved in multiple clubs. This year, she was chosen by the faculty at Rosati-Kain as the MLK Model of Justice award winner. She aspires to become a family lawyer and have her own practice. Vivian will be the first in her family to attend college.
Katherine Bluemel, born in Colombia, is a junior at the University of Missouri – Saint Louis where she is getting her degree in Secondary Education. Katherine arrived in the United States without knowing any English but learned the language and has been able to maintain a perfect GPA. She has been a Spanish Medical Interpreter with the LAMP agency since 2006 where she has helped a lot of people, who do not speak English, receive the medical attention they deserve.
2017 GRUPO ATLANTICO SCHOLARSHIP FOR A FEMALE IN THE STEM FIELD RECIPIENT:
Briana Robles, of Mexican descent, just graduated from high school and will be attending Saint Louis University this fall where she will be majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics with a minor in Spanish. Briana volunteers with her parish and was a leadership ambassador in high school. She plans on becoming a member of the Micah program at Saint Louis University, where she will have the opportunity to volunteer weekly in different service projects.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018 HECSF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS WILL BE AVAILABLE AS OF MARCH 2018.
OUR HECSF SCHOLARSHIPS
The Hispanic Educational, Cultural and Scholarship Fund is pleased to award scholarships of $1,000 to Latino students in college or college-bound every year. These scholarships are recognition of a student’s overall achievements, and are available to Hispanic/Latino students that are permanent residents in the Greater St. Louis area (includes Missouri and Illinois) enrolled in post-secondary course work or trade school every fall.
For the purpose of this scholarship and to qualify, at least one of the applicant’s grandparents must be or have been Hispanic/Latino. Members of the board of directors of Hispanic ECS Fund and their relatives cannot be applicants. For 2017, the Hispanic ECS Fund offered scholarships as follows:
-Hispanic Educational Cultural and Scholarship Fund Scholarship Five or more scholarships of $1,000. In addition,
-Grupo Atlántico is offering a scholarship of $1,000 to a female student in the STEM field.
In order to enter the selection process the completed application must be received by May 31, every year. Next scholarship program will be available in 2018. The scholarships are presented during the event sponsored by Hispanic Scholarship Alliance of St. Louis scheduled to be held on the last Friday, of July every year.
Chair, Scholarship Program Committee
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18th Annual Hispanic Family Day at the Ballpark
The 18th Annual Hispanic Family Day at the Ballpark took place on Sunday, July 9th, 2017 at 1:30 PM when the 2015 National League Central Division Champions St. Louis Cardinals faced the New York Mets! Proceeds benefited college bound Hispanic students from the St. Louis Region. Thank you St. Louis for your support! See pictures in our Photo Gallery clicking HERE!
The Hispanic Educational, Cultural and Scholarship Fund, is
a public charity Missouri nonprofit corporation exempt from federal income
taxes under section 501 (c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Its mission includes working toward the
achievement of better economic and social conditions of the Hispanic community
through local and regional educational, cultural and scholarship programs. Hispanic ECS Fund was founded on August 3,
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