2017 SCHOLARSHIP CANDIDATES:
As stated on our “Mission” page, the Hispanic Organization for Genealogy And Research (HOGAR) promotes interest in Hispanic heritage within our community, stimulates interest in Hispanic genealogy, supports genealogy sections of libraries, and assists members in research and publication of genealogical data through networking, educational programs, special events and newsletters. It is our sincere desire to promote interest in our great Hispanic heritage in young people.
AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS: $500- $1,000.00 – A student will be awarded $500.00 to $1,000.00 for tracing four generations of his/her paternal and maternal lineages and submitting all requirements as specified above. Approximately 2-4 scholarships will be awarded.
- Must be a high school senior graduating from a Dallas County high school by the summer of 2017;
- Must be of Hispanic heritage;
- Must plan to attend an accredited two or four year college the fall of 2017;
- Must submit letter of acceptance from the university/college, if selected as the recipient (the award will be sent directly to the college/university);
- Must allow the essay to be published in the Journal of HOGAR;
- Grade point average is not a factor;
- Not required to be a United State citizen; and
- Must meet all requirements of essay and pedigree chart
APPLICATIONS OPEN – Students may start applying immediately.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: – Students must submit application, essay, and pedigree chart by 11:59PM, Thursday, May 31, 2017
RECIPIENT OF AWARD to be announced by June 10, 2017
There are three (3) components to the scholarship application (please read all requirements before applying).
- APPLICATION: Print and complete the application;
- PEDIGREE CHART: Utilizing an online records search application such as familysearch.org (no fee to search) or ancestry.com (free trial period then fee required to search), the applicant is to trace four generations of his/her paternal and maternal lineages, beginning with the applicant. Lineage names and data are to be placed on a Pedigree Chart (family tree or fan chart) within the online search application. If the applicant is from a single-parent home, begin the pedigree chart with the legal guardian of the applicant. The applicant will begin the assignment by tracing the paternal and maternal lineages of the legal guardian. Once the Pedigree Chart is completed, save the chart as a PDF file;
- ESSAY: Compose an essay that includes historical events that occurred during the lifetime of the applicant’s parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents indicated on the “Pedigree Chart”. The conclusion should also include the challenges the applicant faced in searching for the ancestors. The essay must be 500-1000 words with all sources properly footnoted. The essay can be included in the email or attached as a Word document. Applicant is to submit the essay along with the application and pedigree chart to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL COMPONENTS OF THE APPLICATION (APPLICANT, PEDIGREE CHART, AND ESSAY) MUST BE REMITTED IN ORDER FOR THE APPLICANT TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP.
(If guidance is needed with the scholarship application process, contact Jo Ann Valentin email@example.com or Susan P. Vega at firstname.lastname@example.org. For quickest response, send email to both Susan and Jo Ann)
Click link below to print PDF version of application