Ramirez Family Foundation

Scholarship Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in the Agustin A. Ramirez, Jr. Family Foundation scholarship.

Please review the following information about eligibility, submission requirements, timeline and award details before applying.

Who is eligible?

  1.  The student must qualify in one of these categories:
      • Referral by an All-In Milwaukee Pathway Partner (Boys and Girls Club of Milwaukee, Carmen Schools, College Possible Milwaukee, Cristo Rey Jesuit, MKE Fellows or the United Community Center
      • Hispanic student of Greater Milwaukee Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area or Waukesha County High School
      • Graduate of Bruce Guadalupe Community School, Milwaukee College Preparatory School, Nativity Jesuit Academy, Notre Dame Middle School or St. Marcus Lutheran School
      • Child of a full-time employee of HUSCO International*
    • Children of Missionary Ventures International missionaries or full-time MVI employees

*This includes a natural or legally adopted child of a full-time HUSCO International employee. The full-time
employee must have had at least three years of continuous service with HUSCO immediately prior to the initial application deadline date. Please note: Children of officers and members of the Board of Directors of HUSCO International and children of Trustees of the Foundation or the Scholarship Committee are not eligible.

2. The student must have an ACT score of 20 of higher. (Please note: there may be exceptions for students
recommended by the school principal, based on outstanding character and leadership skills.)

3. The student must have a High School GPA of 3.2 or higher.

4. The student must have been accepted into a 4-year accredited University or College.

What do students need to submit to be considered for the scholarship?

1. Complete application (see link at bottom of page).
2. Provide the following information to complete the online application:

New Students

  • Essay (650-word maximum)
  • Official Transcript
  • Official ACT Score Report
  •  College/University Acceptance Letter
  • 2 Recommendation Letters:
    • Teacher
    • Counselor (Pathway Partner Representative option)

Renewing Students

  • Essay (250-500 words on a specific topic in application)
  • Official Transcript
  • 1 Recommendation Form
    • Academic: Counselor, Faculty Advisor, Dean, or Teacher

All required materials listed above are to be uploaded in the online application. If you have difficulty uploading documents contact us at scholarships@huscointl.com.

3. Once application is reviewed, approved students will read a book (chosen by the Ramirez Family) and write a 1,000-2,000 word essay.

What are the scholarship timeline and requirements?

Applications for new students are due February 15th, 2019.
Applications for renewal students due April 12th, 2019

Late applications will not be accepted. The due date for the 1,000-2,000 word essay will be communicated to reward recipients after decisions are made.

What are the selection considerations and details?

  1.  The following factors are considered by the Scholarship Selection Committee in selecting award recipients:
    • Scholastic achievement (ACT scores and High School GPA)
    • Demonstrated aptitude for rigors of advanced educational work
    • Qualities of leadership and participation in co-curricular or extracurricular activities, including athletic and religious activities
    • Evidence of self-motivation, drive, initiative and perseverance
    • Evidence of high moral standards and values
    • In-depth review of scholarship application by Selection Committee

2. Scholarship awards are discretionary amounts granted by the Foundation’s Scholarship Program and are only for tuition, fees, books, supplies, and/or equipment for courses of instruction at a fully accredited 4-year University or College. (Please note: Scholarships are not available for attendance at 2-year colleges, technical
colleges, or online universities.)

3. Receipt of other scholarship funds does not disqualify an applicant from receiving an award from the Agustin A. Ramirez, Jr. Family Foundation Scholarship Program, but it is taken into consideration.

4. Scholarship award recipients must enroll as full-time, undergraduate students within nine months after being notified of the award. If there is a delay in the start of the college education because of military service, illness, or other condition beyond the applicant’s control, the Scholarship Committee may hold the scholarship award for the recipient’s use for up to one year after military service, or the termination of the illness or delaying condition.

5. Scholarships are renewable (up to 4 years), provided the renewal application is completed on a timely
basis each year.

Please make sure you have read the scholarship guidelines above before proceeding.

Click on the link below to access our online application:

New Students – Application Portal: accepting applications December 2018 – February 15th, 2019 (Select Ramirez Family Foundation)

Renewal Students – Application Portal: accepting applications February 12th – April 12th, 2019.