Jose Rizal Scholastic Achievement Award
The Fil-Am Association of SCV, lnc. (Fil-Am) is announcing its search for candidates for the annual Jose Rizal Scholastic Achievement Award (JRSAAI. This award is established as part of the Fil-Am Association's commitment to promote educational excellence in our Filipino-American youth. lt is open to students graduating from high school, or an equivalency, who qualify under the established criteria set by the association. The following awards will be given to as many as three outstanding awardees:
First Prize S1,OOO.OO
Second Prize 5500.00
Third Prize 5250.00
ln addition, each awardee will receive a Plaque of Recognition; and the winning essay will be featured in the association's newsletter, Kababayan. Applicants must meet the qualifying criteria:
1. Must be of Filipino descent whose parent(s) reside or are employed in the Santa Clarita Valley area.
2. Must be a graduating senior in high school, or an equivalency, and will be enrolling in college. Students enrolling in a college accelerated program within the same qualifying year are eligible to apply.
3. Must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.50.
4. Must be involved in extra-curricular activities in school, community, or the Fil-Am Association's projects or events.
Should the applicant meet the above criteria, the following documents are required for submission:
1. A completed application form.
2. An official sealed copy of high school transcript of records.
3. A letter of recommendation from any of the following: High School Principal, Dean, Counselor, or Teacher. ln addition, the applicant should write and submit a 350-400 word essay on the topic specified on the application form. The applicant must also be available for a personal interview with the Fil-Am Scholarship Committee on the date specified on the application form.
Julie Mae Obnial
Vivian Ruth Torredes
Ma. Corazon Villarin
SeniorLacrista Joi Fuqua
Leah Angelica Carrillo
Jennifer Lauren Owen
Marjorie Jillian Carlos
Eric James Olila
Jose Daniel Feliciano
Mathew San Jose
Eugene Paul Mesina
Joseph Raymund Espiritu
Seynt Jiro Sahagun
Zion Isaiah Calvo