Each Fall Semester The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center (LACS) and The Hispanic Heritage Month Committee (HHMC) offer university-wide scholarships for eligible students.
The A. Sanchez Construction Corporation Scholarship for Undergraduate Academic Achievement is a $2,500 prize awarded annually in recognition of an undergraduate student attending Stony Brook University who has shown outstanding academic achievement, scholarly promise and service and leadership to the community. Latino/Latina juniors and first semester seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA are eligible to apply. The application requires a current undergraduate transcript, C.V. indicating any relevant academic prizes, community and work experiences, two faculty letters of recommendation, and a brief (2-page maximum) essay that explains your accomplishments, major academic interests and how your current studies relate to your future professional or intellectual development. Application deadline for 2021 awards is 4:30 pm Friday, October 22, 2021. Click here for an application and submission instructions.
Additional awards are also made available through the Hispanic Heritage Month Committee
In New York State, public fellowship aid is scarce and we must actively encourage under-represented minorities to attain an excellent Stony Brook education. The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center (LACS) has already founded two such fellowship programs. The Partnership Fund for Latino Scholarship, has been helping deserving students for more than a decade and the A. Sánchez Construction Corporation Scholarship, since 2003, shows how Long Island businesses have assisted students with their generous contributions.
LACS welcomes contributions and new scholarships honoring prominent Hispanics/Latinos, as well as larger developmental opportunities in endowed chairs and research, and outreach programs around such topics as Latino migration on Long Island and the challenges for cultural awareness, public services, and human rights.
If you wish to make a donation, please go here and enter "HISPANIC & LATINO SCHOLARSHIP" Thank you so much for donating!