The Puerto Rican Heritage Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in San Antonio, is on the search for local high school seniors in need of money to pay for college. PRHS is accepting applications for its student scholarship program now through Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

PRHS provides Hector Mendez Scholarships to Puerto Rican students or students who are descendants of Puerto Rican parents and/or grandparents. We also provide one additional open scholarship, the Luz G. Amadeo Scholarship, that’s awarded to a non-Puerto Rican student who meets the eligibility criteria and has financial need. The number and amount of scholarships distributed each year is dependent on the availability of funds from PRHS. In Spring 2022, we were able to give out ten $1,000 scholarships, totaling $10,000 to local students.

To be eligible for a scholarship, students must be a high school senior in Bexar County with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. Scholarship recipients must attend any two or four-year college/university or vocational/technical school for the school year starting August/September 2023 (immediately after graduating from high school). Scholarship recipients are selected based on their GPA, scholastic achievements, leadership qualities and essay. 

To apply, interested students should request a scholarship application through their school counselor and return it once complete to the counselor. The application is not available online. PRHS partners with the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation (MSPF)-Bexar County Scholarship Clearing House for the scholarship program. This procedure provides the opportunity for students to have access to other scholarships available through the Bexar County Scholarship Clearing House.

For more information on the scholarship program or to view background information on the Spring 2022 scholarship recipients, CLICK HERE.