to our 2016
Guadalupana Scholarship Recipients!
Katherine Meland, attending Syracuse University
Luis Bravo, attending Santiago Canyon College
Ambar Salmerón, attending San Francisco State University
Emma Toohey, attending Hastings College
Teresa Carrasco, attending Santa Ana College
Bryan Chavez, attending Cypress Community College
The St. Norbert Guadalupana Scholarship was developed through Hispanic Ministry in 2006 as a way to give back to the St. Norbert Parish Community. The Hispanic Ministry group has generously done fundraising for the scholarship fund through the annual La Fiesta Dinner Dance.
In the first year, 2006, we were able to award four $500 scholarships to our St. Norbert graduating high school seniors for a total award of $2,000. Between 2007 and 2016, we were able to award twenty-seven $1,000 scholarships. In 2016 three more $500 awards were made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor. To date we have awarded $33,500.
2016 is our eleventh year for this scholarship and we are fortunate to again offer three $1,000 awards and three $500 awards.
Three Different Awards!
We will award scholarships in 3 different categories:
* Definition: First-generation undergraduates are students whose parents have never been enrolled in college, meaning the highest educational attainment for both parents was a high school diploma or the equivalent.
- Scholarship A: Awarded for academic excellence and extracurricular activities
- Scholarship B: Awarded to a student who is a first-generation* college student
- Scholarship C: Awarded with consideration given to financial need**
** There is an optional question regarding financial need that must be completed to be considered for Scholarship C.
The St. Norbert Guadalupana Scholarship Fund enables the parish to provide financial assistance to deserving young men and women of the parish who are graduating high school seniors planning to attend an institution of higher learning – a community college, four year college or a trade/vocational school. It is our hope that the process of fundraising and granting this aid will foster a sense of community in the parish, and encourage these worthy students to become leaders of our church and community.
The selection of our award recipients is taken very seriously. The Guadalupana Scholarship Committee utilizes an impartial team of business and education professionals from the community to review the scholarship applications.
A blind reading process is used, meaning that all identifying information is removed from the applications prior to scoring. The Selection Committee is given guidelines to follow as they review the applications. Because of the blind reading, they do not know who the recipients are until after the selections are made.
We are happy to receive donations for the St. Norbert Guadalupana Scholarship Fund. Please deliver any contributions to the Ministry Center Office.