Amando Barzola Hidalgo Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $2,000
Due Date: February 3

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending full time and for whom Spanish is their first language. Student must excel academically, exhibit an interest in social and/or environmental justice, and demonstrate financial need.

Amando Barzola grew up in Ecuador where he studied marine biology. From the beginning of his studies, he established links between academics and his responsibilities as a citizen by actively participating in progressive social causes. At The Evergreen State College, Amando studied ecology with an emphasis on sustainable agriculture. He understood that ecological issues are directly related to the way a given economy organizes its production and distributes its wealth. He spent the last years of his life in Olympia where he cultivated a small organic farm, was an active member of the Olympia Farmer’s Market, and continued his advocacy for access to healthy food, clean water, clean air, and social equity.

Requirements

  • Letter of application demonstrating your ability to academically succeed and interest in social and/or environmental justice. Include a statement related to your financial need.
  • Two letters of recommendation that support your qualifications for this scholarship.
  • FAFSA (see How to Apply #4).