The Puerto Rican Heritage Society (PRHS) Scholarship Program for the 2015-2016 school year, (“Héctor Méndez Scholarship”) will continue its affiliation with Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation (MSPF)-Bexar County Scholarship Clearing House. This school year, PRHS will award four to six scholarships to graduating high school seniors. One open scholarship will be awarded to a non-Puerto Rican student who meets the eligibility criteria and has financial need. This scholarship is the Luz Amadeo scholarship.
Students must reside in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas and must be Puerto Rican or descendant from Puerto Rican parents and/or grandparents (with the exception of the Open scholarship). Scholarship recipients must attend any two or four year college/university or vocational/technical school for the school year starting August/September (immediately, after graduating from high school). The selection of scholarship recipients is based on the students’ GPA (minimum 3.0), scholastic achievements, leadership qualities and essay. The essay will be evaluated on the students’ ability to express themselves with a clear sense of direction, creativity, correct usage of spelling and grammar.
The scholarship application must be obtained through the school counselor and must be returned to the counselor. This procedure provides the opportunity for the student to have access to other scholarships available through the Bexar County Scholarship Clearing House. The student must request the application at the beginning of the school year, as MSPF has a limit of 2 nominations per school and for the open scholarship-1 nomination per school. *This application deadline is November 3.* The application is not available through the Internet.