Scholarship Application 2021

DESCRIPTION:

The FDNY Hispanic Society was formed in 1962 with the purpose of uniting and improving the quality of life of its members, as well as contributing to the civic and cultural endeavors of the Latino communities.

Annually, we pledge to promote the pursuit of continuing education amongst our active/non-active members and their families.  The FDNY Hispanic Society Scholarship was designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage throughout all stages of their career cycle as well as college youth preparing for their future both personally and professionally. 

AWARD:

FDNY Hispanic Society Scholarships range from $500 to $1,000, and are designed to recognize achieving high school students, undergraduates and Master’s degree academic accomplishments and involvement in the Hispanic communities.  These scholarships are available for continuing students (FDNY member, spouse, relative living in household or children) listed below in the following areas;

  • One High School Student – 9th through 11th grade
  • One Senior High School Student - must be entering college as a freshman
  • Undergraduate and/or Trade School Student – must be entering or have a minimum of 12 accumulated credits
  • Graduate Student – must be entering or have a minimum of 6 accumulated credits

ELGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • FDNY Hispanic Society dues paying member for a minimum of 2 years
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for undergraduate, trade school or graduate students

APPLICATION PROCESS:

(Applications must be submitted electronically through the FDNY Hispanic Society website listed above in order to be considered).

 

  • Download and complete the FDNY Hispanic Society application, from our website (hispanicsocietyfdny.com), and submit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than, September 10th, 2021
  • A typed personal essay approximately 500 words written meticulously, on how your academic studies will contribute to your personal & professional goals along with your involvement in service to the communities.
  • Applicants must provide the following documents:

   High School Student – 9th through 11th grade

  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Provide two (2) letters of recommendation from teacher, advisor and/or supervisor

                 Senior High School Student - must be entering college as a freshman

  • Copy of an acceptance letter from an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year college/university
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Provide two (2) letters of recommendation from a professor, college advisor, employer, or supervisor
  • Copy of tuition payment for Fall 2021, from an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year college/university

 

                Current Undergraduate/Trade School/Graduate Students

  • Unofficial transcript
  • Provide two (2) letters of recommendation from a professor, college advisor, employer, or supervisor
  • Copy of tuition payment for Fall 2021, from an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year college/university

 

 

  • Must e-mail a 4” by 6” (minimum size) color headshot photo in high resolution of the applicant in an appropriate professional attire, with a neutral background, for inclusion in our Commemorative Gala Journal. Must e-mail the photo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • The Scholarship Committee will review only those applications that comply with all of the above four (4) requirements.

FDNY Hispanic Society Scholarship Committee Application Process:

September 10 - FDNY Hispanic Society Scholarship application deadline

September 13 - 17 All applications are reviewed for recipient/s award selection

September 20 - Scholarship recipients will be announced and notified 

For all related questions or concerns contact Hispanic Society Secretary, Lizzette Perez-Cruz at (718) 281-8465.