Alberto Buitrago Spanish Educator Scholarship

North Central College alumnus, Abel Sanchez ’14, created the scholarship in honor of literature professor, Albert Buitrago. Professor Buitrago teaches at the University of Salamanca, Spain, where Mr. Sanchez completed his master’s degree. The Alberto Buitrago Spanish Educator Scholarship is a tribute to Professor Buitrago’s passionate and inspirational work and Mr. Sanchez’s attempt to encourage young people to teach the language that he and Professor Buitrago love so much.

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a full-time student pursuing a career as a high school language teacher.

  • First preference will go to graduates of East Aurora High School or West Aurora High School.
  • Second preference will go to a student pursuing a career as a high school language teacher (preferably Spanish).
  • Third preference will go to a student pursuing a career as a high school teacher.

Candidates for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Sophomore, junior or senior status as of the Fall 2019 Semester
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Financial need
  • All candidates are required to write a one-page essay detailing why he or she wishes to become a language teacher (preferably Spanish).

This scholarship in non-renewable

Donor
Abel Sanchez
Award
$1,000
Deadline
02/01/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. As a Continuing Student (currently attending North Central College), what will be your academic standing or classification at the start of the Fall 2019 Semester?
  2. If you are selected as a recipient of this scholarship, will you be FULL-TIME (12-18 credit hours per semester) for the 2019-20 academic year?
  3. Have you filed the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? If you have U.S. Citizenship or are an Eligible Non-Citizen, then filing the 2019-20 FAFSA is required for this scholarship. (Please file your 2019-20 FAFSA as soon as possible using 2017 tax information.) Please pick the answer that best describes your status.
  4. First Preference is for graduates of East Aurora High School or of West Aurora High School. Are you a graduate from either of these high schools?
  5. Second Preference is for students pursuing a career as a high school language teacher (preferably Spanish). If you are pursing a career as a language teacher, please specify what language.
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