The application for 2015/2016 year will be posted on our website at the end of January with a date selected in early-mid April as the due date.
We awarded $8,000 in scholarships at the May 1, 2014 Graduate/Young Scholar Recognition Ceremony, of which $4,000 was donated by Comcast. Thank you Comcast and all of our sponsors/donors (see right hand side of this page).
If you wish to contribute to our scholarship fund for 2015, please contact Yvonne Montoya Zamora at firstname.lastname@example.org or our "Contact Us" on this website.
Graduate & Young Scholar Recognition Ceremony
The purpose of the Hispanic Business Professional Association is to promote and serve Hispanic cultural, business, professional and educational interests in the greater Spokane community.
The purpose of this ceremony is:
To celebrate educational success among Hispanic/Latino students upon their graduation.
To recognize the scholastic achievement of Hispanic/Latino youth in the 7th through 11th grades.
To increase Hispanic/Latino enrollment and participation in higher education.
To encourage students to establish life-long educational goals.
To promote the partnership between HBPA and educational institutions in supporting Hispanic/Latino students.
The Graduation and Young Scholar Recognition Ceremony is held on the first Thursday of May. For 2015, the ceremony wlll be held on May 7, 2015 at Spokane Community College at 5:00 pm. Registration for the Ceremony is usually open by March 1.
All college, university, and high school/ged graduates (regardless of gpa) are recognized and Young Scholars, grades 7-11 with a 3.0 gpa.
Thank you for your 2014 financial and/or /in-kind contributions for the Ceremony:
Hispanic Business/Professional Association and Foundation
HBPA Viva Vino & Brew Committee
Community Colleges of Spokane
Spokane Community College
Mark Anthony Photography
Alpha Pi Sigma Sorority, EWU
2014 Scholarship Sponsors/Donors
Dr. Christine Johnson
Eastern Washington University
Best Western Plus Peppertree Airport Inn
Best Western Plus Peppertree Liberty Lake Inn
Dr. Irene Gonzales
Dr. Susanna Reyes
Molly Ertel and Gregory Sypolt
Joseph and Angela Gamon (Merit Electric)
David Hagelin, DDS
Thomas and Dona Huff
Yvonne Montoya Zamora
Yvonne Lopez Morton &
Cajer & Jamie Neely
Dr. Jim Perez and Paula Perez