Awards and Scholarships

Latin American Studies majors may apply for scholarships with the Pan-American Association of Philadelphia. For a complete list of departmental and college level awards and scholarships you may be eligible for, please visit the College of Liberal Arts Awards and Scholarships page.

Alejandro Reyes Award
This $5,000 award is presented by the Pan American Association of Philadelphia to a Junior Year undergraduate student to be used for his or her Senior Year expenses in a college or university of the Delaware Valley.

Irene Rivera Diaz Award
The Irene Rivera Diaz award has been established to honor the memory of Mrs. Diaz who was born in Mexico and immigrated to Texas as a young child with her family. She was an active community volunteer, and was committed to serving the working poor and increasing educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth.

This $5,000 scholarship is presented by the Pan American Association of Philadelphia to a non-Senior undergraduate student to be used for his or her expenses attending a college or university of the Delaware Valley area.

Additional Criteria: In addition to the common criteria outlined above, students applying to the Irene Rivera Diaz Award must demonstrate financial need, and come from a traditionally “disadvantaged” background.

The Carmelita Manning Community Service Award
The Carmelita Manning Community Service Award will go to an undergraduate student exemplifying the spirit of public service in either Latin America or the Greater Philadelphia Latino community. We believe that any personal endeavor should always be partnered by a responsibility to serve the community. With this award, we hope to challenge students to participate in the community and help nurture a sense of global social responsibility and duty.

This $5,000 award is presented by the Pan American Association of Philadelphia to a non-Senior year undergraduate student to be used for his or her expenses in a college or university of the Delaware Valley area.

Additional Criteria: In addition to the common criteria outlined above, students applying to The Carmelita Manning Community Service Award must exemplify the spirit of public service in either Latin America or the Greater Philadelphia Latino community.

Janice Bond Memorial Plaque and Award for Graduating Seniors
The Janice Bond Memorial Plaques and $250 monetary award is presented to graduating Seniors of area colleges and universities for general excellence in courses related to Latin America during four years.  No institution, however, shall have more than one recipient of the plaques in a single year.

Students applying for any of the Pan American Association Scholarships must meet the following criteria:

  • Superior academic performance
  • Major in Latin American or related studies, including Spanish or Portuguese languages
  • Extra-curricular activities or demonstrated experience related to Latin American countries, and
  • Be nominated by a Latin American Studies affiliated professor acquainted with the student

Club de Español

The Spanish Club is a student organization, and its principal goal is to promote the practice of speaking Spanish. One way we achieve this goal is through conversation tables, which allow you to practice your conversation skills in a relaxed environment once a week. We also invite you to join us in celebrating the Hispanic culture all year round with different activities. The Spanish Club meets weekly throughout the semester on Mondays from 4-5 p.m. in 422 Anderson Hall.

Everyone is welcome to join the Spanish Club, and you’re still able to participate in our events even if you don’t become a member. Stop by our meetings and bring friends!

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Director:
Adam Joseph Shellhorse
440 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-8285
aj.shellhorse@temple.edu