2015 San Elizario Genealogy & Historical Society
Scholarship Application

The San Elizario Genealogy & Historical Society – a 501© non-profit organization is housed in Los Portales
Museum Building, right next to the San Elizario Presidio Church.


To provide scholarships to deserving San Elizario High School youth that are active in supporting the community in which they live and show an eagerness to achieve through knowledge by intending to pursue post-high school course of study at either college/university or other post-secondary educational institution.

1. DEADLINE for scholarship applications is April 30, 2018, 5:00 p.m. (no exceptions).
2. Refer to criteria below for eligibility requirements.
3. Refer to application process below for a list of the supporting documents needed (i.e., reference forms, evidence of GPA, etc.) Incomplete applications will not be considered.
4. If any question does not apply to you in this application please put N/A in the space.
5. Type or print legibly. Illegible applications will be returned to you.
6. You will be notified by mail in May regarding the status of your application.
7. If you have any questions about the application please contact a member of the San Elizario Genealogy & Historical Society Scholarship Committee.
8. The San Elizario Genealogy & Historical Society’s policy is to renew scholarships to students that have kept a GPA average above 3.0, continue to demonstrate positive attributes exhibited on the previous scholarship application(s) and that reapply each year meeting all criteria.
9. Scholarship funds will only be awarded to the student’s college or university account upon evidence of registration in an accredited post-secondary institution.

Award Components:

Five (5) $500 scholarships and individual certificates awarded to five (5) students selected by the San Elizario Genealogy & Historical Society’s Scholarship Committee.


1. Applicant must be a resident of El Paso County.
2. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior of San Elizario High School or enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution and former graduate of San Elizario High School in the year of the scholarship award.
3. Applicant must demonstrate positive-impact involvement – in the complete sense – consistent with capacity and circumstances and/or significant improvement/success in scholarship and community involvement, determined through letters of recommendation.

Application Process:

Applicant must submit the following items:
1. Completed application form (if handwritten, please print legibly)
2. Letter of application addressed to the Scholarship Committee. The letter should contain a brief explanation of career goals and biographical (background) information.
3. Three (3) letters of recommendations from choice of high school teachers, administrators, counselors, employers, or individual with significant knowledge of applicant’s experience and involvement.
4. An official and recent high school and/or college/university transcript with cumulative grade point average and a class standing/rank.
5. Personal Essay. In your essay, please answer the questions of what have you have done to earn this award and what the effect this award will have on your future.

Please submit the application to any member of the San Elizario Genealogy & Historical Society Scholarship Committee or the Los Portales Museum Director. or

Please mail the application to:
San Elizario Genealogy & Historical Society
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 1090
San Elizario, Texas 79849

Deadline for the application is April 30, 2018. Applications postmarked after this date will not be considered.

If you are interested in applying for a San Elizario Genealogy & Historical Society Scholarship, please download and complete the Scholarship Application. (doc 131kb)
You can also pickup the application at the Los Portales Museum, 1521 San Elizario Road, San Elizario, Texas


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