Each year there are three PART scholarships for students: 1) The Charles Wilson Hackett Memorial Scholarship (UT Austin graduate students), 2) the Jeannie Hunter Hackett Memorial Scholarship (UT Austin undergraduate students), and 3) the Mitty Guerra Memorial Scholarship (any undergraduate student in the Greater Austin area).

-The Charles Wilson Hackett Memorial Scholarship. For 2019-2020 University of Texas at Austin Latin American Studies (LLILAS) graduate students only.

The Charles Wilson Hackett Memorial Scholarship of $2,000.00 is awarded to a graduate student (female or male) for outstanding achievement in Latin American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. The deadline for the 2020 Charles Wilson Hackett Memorial Scholarship application is 12 AM midnight, Monday, March 9, 2020.

The Charles Wilson Hackett Memorial Scholarship Requirements
-A complete online application.
-A copy of an “Enrollment Certificate with GPA” obtained from the UT Austin Office of the Registrar with the application ($5.00 fee). Non-submission of this document results in disqualification.
-One letter of recommendation (0 points) from a faculty member or supervisor (volunteer or paid work, former or current) is required.
-An essay of no more than 1000 words. The essay should address how the scholarship will benefit your academic studies and career aspirations, describe your personal initiative and leadership qualities as evidenced by your achievements, awards, community service and/or campus activities, your current sources of financial support, and your career plans after college.

Charles Wilson Hackett Memorial Scholarship application point system (maximum of 30 points):

GPA (10 points).
10 – 9 pts. = 3.67 GPA or better;  5 – 4 pts= 3.66 GPA – 2.7 GPA; 0 pts ﹤2.6- GPA 

Honors received (5 points).  
5 pts = Excellent (3 honors or more); 3 pts = Very Good (2 honors);  1 pt = Good (1 honor).

Sources of financial support-family, employment, scholarships (5 points).  
5 pts = Excellent, shows strong personal initiative; 3 points = Very Good; 2 pts = Average.

Participation in campus or community activities (5 points).  
5 pts = Excellent, shows strong personal initiative and/or leadership qualities; 3 pts = Good; 2 pts = Average.

Career plans after graduation (5 points).  
5 pts = Excellent, strong sense of personal goals; 3 pts = Good; 2 pts = Average.

Applications must be received by 12 AM midnight, March 9, 2020.

-The Jeannie Hunter Hackett Memorial Scholarship. For 2019-2020 Junior or Senior UT Austin Latin American students.

The Jeannie Hunter Hackett Memorial Scholarship of $2,000.00 is awarded to an outstanding Latin American student (female or male).  “Latin American” refers to students from the Americas where the Spanish or Portuguese languages prevail: Mexico, Central and South America, and the Spanish Caribbean. The eligible applicant must be an undergraduate (junior or senior) enrolled for school year 2019-2020 at The University of Texas at Austin. There are no restrictions on the area of study. The deadline for the 2020 Jeannie Hunter Hackett Memorial Scholarship application is 12 AM midnight, Monday, March 9, 2020.

Jeannie Hunter Hackett Memorial Scholarship Requirements
-A completed online application.
-A copy of an “Enrollment Certificate with GPA” obtained from the UT Austin Office of the Registrar with the application ($5.00 fee). Non-submission of this document results in disqualification.
-One letter of recommendation (0 points) from a faculty member or supervisor (volunteer or paid work, former or current) is required.
-An essay of no longer than 1000 words. The essay should address how the scholarship will benefit your academic studies and career aspirations, describe your personal initiative and leadership qualities as evidenced by your achievements, community service and/or campus activities, your current sources of financial support, and your career plans after college.

Jeannie Hunter Hackett Memorial Scholarship application point system (maximum of 30 points):

GPA (10 points).
10 – 9 pts. = 3.67 GPA or better;  5 – 4 pts= 3.6 GPA – 2.7 GPA; 0 pts ﹤2.6 GPA

Honors received (5 points).
5 pts = Excellent (3 honors or more); 3 pts = Very Good (2 honors);  1 pt = Good (1 honor).

Essay (15 points) that addresses 3 elements:

1. Sources of financial support-family, employment, scholarships (5 points).  
5 pts = Excellent, shows strong personal initiative; 3 points = Very Good; 2 pts = Average.

2. Participation in campus or community activities (5 points).  
5 pts = Excellent, shows strong personal initiative and/or leadership qualities; 3 pts = Good;   2 pts = Average.

3. Career plans after graduation (5 points).  5 pts = Excellent, strong sense of personal goals; 3 pts = Good; 2 pts = Average.

Applications must be received by 12 AM midnight, Monday, March 9, 2020.

 

-The Mitty Guerra Memorial Scholarship. For 2019-2020 undergraduate Hispanic female students only.

The Mitty Guerra Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $2,000.00, is awarded annually to a Hispanic woman residing in the Greater Austin area* who has shown determination in overcoming barriers to accomplish her educational goals. This scholarship targets low income students who are struggling to stay in school and in serious financial need. Eligible applicants are usually, but not necessarily, beginning their post secondary education, have no more than 40 college credit hours, but have not been able to continue or complete their education because of financial, family, or challenging life circumstances. This scholarship is not for: graduate students,  for educational research or travel, or for students who have sufficient financial support and security. The deadline for the 2020 Mitty Guerra Memorial Scholarship application is 12 AM midnight, March 9, 2020.

*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Austin

Applicant must be currently enrolled at an institution of higher learning (an accredited community college, college, or university).

The Mitty Guerra Memorial Scholarship application point system (maximum of 30 points):

1. All parts of the application are complete, including a current letter of recommendation (required) describing applicant’s community, academic, or job performance, her ethics, and character. (5 points).
5 pts = Excellent – application is clear and complete; 3 pts = Good – application is complete; 0 pts = incomplete.

2.  GPA (5 points)
5 pts. = 3.67 GPA or better;  4pts = 3.66 GPA – 2.7 GPA;  3 pts = 2.6 – 1.7 GPA

3.  An essay (20 points) of at least 500 words. The essay must include:

Description of obstacles to education (5 pts).  
5 – 4 pts = Excellent (outstanding); 3 pts = Good (clear & complete); 2 pts= Average.

Description of needs and responsibilities (children, parents, siblings, spouse?) (5 pts). 
5 – 4 pts = Excellent; (outstanding); 3 pts = Good (clear & complete); 2 pts = Average.

Employment and or financial resources (5 pts).  
5 – 4 pts = Excellent (outstanding); 3 pts = Good (clear & complete; 2 pts = Average.

Educational goals and a time frame for accomplishing them (5 pts).  
5 – 4 pts = Excellent (outstanding); 3 pts = Good (clear & complete); 2 pts = Average.

Applications must be received by 12 AM midnight, March 9, 2020.

2019 Scholarship Recipients

 

Chair of Scholarship Committee, Mary Gawron, pictured with (left to right): 2019 Charles Wilson Hackett Memorial Scholarship recipient, Ricardo Velasco Trujillo; 2019 Jeannie Hunter Hackett Memorial Scholarship recipient, Andres Miranda; 2019 Mitty Guerra Memorial Scholarship recipient, Katuscia Koch

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Photo above (left to right): Maria Seidner; Phyllis Schenkkan; 2019 Charles Wilson Hackett Memorial Scholarship recipient, Ricardo Velasco Trujillo; Mary Gawron; 2019 Mitty Guerra Memorial Scholarship recipient, Katuscia Koch; 2019 Jeannie Hunter Hackett Memorial Scholarship recipient, Andres Miranda; and Irma Gutierrez