Past SHH Scholarship Winners

In the spirit of its mission, each year the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica contributes more than $160,000 in awards to student members of the SHH, chapters, sponsors, and other SHH officers. The majority of the award money is provided to student members in the form of College Scholarships given to 60 high school seniors and Student Travel Awards given to 24 high school juniors.

SHH Junior Travel Award to Ecuador

Christine Fleming, Niles North H.S., Susan Ranft (sponsor)


SHH Senior Scholarship

$2000 Kristen Rigsby, Northside College Prep, Robert Blease (sponsor)

$1000 Cain Yepez, Jones College Prep, Michelle Parada (sponsor)

$1000 Yelixa López, Highland Park H.S., Nairy Hagopian (sponsor)

$1000 Martha Kowalski, Marist H.S., Erica Nathan-Gamauf (sponsor)


Bertie Green Junior Travel Award

Each year twenty-four travel awards are awarded to high school juniors who are members of SHH. The students travel to a country or region of the Spanish-speaking world; the departure date for the trip is generally scheduled for mid-July. In 2017, Chicago-area scholarship winners were:

Goodwin Francis; Niles North High School; Skokie, IL; Susan Ranft, sponsor

Kristen Rigsby; Northside College Preparatory High School; Chicago, IL; Robert Blease, sponsor

Joseph Adams Senior Scholarship Award

Each year the SHH awards twelve $2,000 and forty-eight $1000 scholarships to graduating senior members of SHH. In 2017, Chicago-area scholarship winners were:

Charmee Kamdar; Niles North High School; Skokie, IL; Susan Ranft, sponsor

Isaac Nava; Highland Park High School; Highland Park, IL; Deborah Lewicki and Nairy Hagopian, sponsors

Maria Arreola; Marist High School; Chicago, IL; Erica Nathan-Gamauf, sponsor