2013 Campaign
Support Education
2014 Annual Pledge Campaign kicks off to build up scholarship funds and awards.

Little Viola
It Takes A Team
The "Little Viola" Scholarship awarded to Daniela Portillo.

Support Education
Called To Serve
Daniela Portillo at Providence High School

Little Viola
Blessed To Serve
First scholarship recipient Abigail Issarraras is fully engaged in activities at Incarnate Word High School.

Support Education
Viola Barrios' quiet, personal and diligent charity work serves as a model for giving.

Little Viola
Foundation president Louis Barrios' open letter asks for community participation in education awards.

 

 

Scholarships

The Scholarship Selection Process
Viola's Hugh Heart Foundation (the Foundation) works with various schools in the San Antonio area, including elementary, middle school, high school and nonprofit colleges or universities, to identify students in need. The goal of the Foundation is to help the identified school with the creation and funding of a scholarship for a term of three to four years to aid the student in need with tuition and other qualified school associated expenses. The Foundation does not distribute funds directly to individuals nor does it identify the student in need. Funds distributed from the Foundation may only be used for purposes that would cause the payment to be considered a qualified scholarship under Section 117 of the Internal Revenue Code (tuition, enrollment fees, books, supplies and equipment that are required for the course by the educational institution).

Qualification Process
Any nonprofit school that has a candidate in need, considering the qualifications below, may apply to the Foundation for aid in creating a scholarship for the candidate to help pay for tuition and associated qualified school expenses. The Foundation's preference is to work with the parochial schools in the San Antonio area, but this is not a mandatory requirement. The terms of any scholarship created by the school with funds being contributed by the Foundation must have the following requirements:
  • The student must maintain a "B" GPA average (80 average).
  • The student must be in need of tuition assistance.
  • The scholarship will not exceed a length of four years of assistance and will only
  • The board of the foundation will assess the character of the proposed candidate based on interviews with the student, his or her parents or guardian, teachers, etc.
  • The scholarship will not exceed a length of four years of assistance and will only be used for the payment of tuition and associated school expenses.
  • The board of the foundation will assess the character of the proposed candidate based on interviews with the student, his or her parents or guardian, teachers, etc.
  • The student must be available and willing to participate in any promotional campaigns or advertisements held by the foundation regarding his or her scholarship.

Considering the above criteria, the Foundation may elect to aid the selected school in the funding of a scholarship for the identified student. There is no guarantee that a scholarship created by a school will be fully funded by the Foundation. If the Foundation agrees to contribute to a scholarship created for a student, the Foundation will have the sole and exclusive right to determine the amount of funds to be contributed to the scholarship.

Two Scholarship Awards And More To Come
In the last two years, the Foundation has awarded two full-time scholarships to two teenage girls enabling each to attend a high schools that offer a high quality of education. Abigail Issarraras was the first scholarship recipient. She is enrolled in Incarnate Word High School. Daniela Portillo is the second scholarship recipient, and she is enrolled in Providence High School. Following are the stories on the two recipients and the special high schools that are preparing them for higher education.

Scholarships:
Abigail Issarrasras
Incarnate Word HS
Daniela Portillo
Providence HS