HOGAR Scholarship

HOGAR Scholarship Award

The recipients of the 2021 scholarship awards to be announced at the quarterly meeting In September 2021.

Pictured from left to right: Frank Bravo (HOGAR Education Committee Chair); and HOGAR Scholarship Recipients, Noah Villasana (Jesuit College Prep School) and Eduardo Martinez, Jr. (Trini Garza Early College at Mt View)

2021 HOGAR Scholarship program is oPEN

WELCOME, 2021 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 students will be awarded up 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.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY:

  • Must be a high school senior graduating from a Dallas County high school by the summer of 2021;

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage;Must plan to attend an accredited two or four year college the fall of 2021;

  • 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;

  • Must be available to attend the HOGAR Meeting in September 2021 to receive the award;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, June 30, 2021

RECIPIENT OF AWARD to be announced at the HOGAR Quarterly Meeting in September, 2021

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 

There are three (3) components to the scholarship application (please read all requirements before applying).

  1. APPLICATION: Complete the application online or print and complete a hard copy of the application;

  2. 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;

  3. 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 susanpvega61@yahoo.com.

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 valentinjoann@yahoo.com)