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Spanish American Institute

P.O.Box 92943

Long Beach, CA 90809

Tel: 562-424-2500

Fax: 562-424-8073


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    Scholarship Resources

    SAI Scholarship Recipients 2014

    From right to left.  Gonzalo Gonzalez is pursuing a degree in Behavioral & Social Sciences. Gonzalo will be transferring to CSUN and continue towards his degree in Social Services . Dora Canchola is an Outstanding Beginning Keyboarding Student.  She completed two years of university studies in Mexico. This is her first semester at Pierce, where she received all A's in Math and English. Far left next to Bob Arivzu, SAI Secretary is Araceli Oviedo Ramirez. She has been an RN assistant for many years and decided  returned to Pierce to get her degree in Nursing.  --- Congratulations!!!!!!!!


    First Lady of SAI 90th Birthday Scholarship Campaign !!

    In honor of Becky Aguilar's milestone birthday in 2015, the board of Board of Directors will launch a year long fundraiser campaign to support the Aguilar Family Scholarship Fund.

    SAI's Mission began 105 years ago as a Methodist vocational school for boys in Gardena, CA. It continued into the 1970's under the direction of Cliff Aguilar with his partner Becky Aguilar by his side. Today Becky presides as Treasurer of the Spanish American Institute Board of Directors.

    Support the Aguilar Family Scholarship Fund by sending your check to:

    Spanish American Institute

    P. O. Box 92943

    Long Beach, CA 90809

    or make your online donation:



    Spaghetti Dinner for Education


    Hispanic Scholarship Fundraiser 


    Spanish American Institute (SAI)

    Hispanic Scholarship Fundraiser

    With Special Guest from Will & Grace! Shelley Morrison 

    “Rosario is one of my all-time favorite characters”

    Morrison says about her role on Will and Grace (eight seasons on NBC)

    Morrison has had a remarkable and fascinating forty-plus year career in show business. She’s worked with Hollywood legends Gregory Peck, William Holden, Anthony Quinn and Sally Fields.

    Her most famous role was on one of television’s most acclaimed situation comedies, Will and Grace with Megan Mullally as her boss Karen. 


    SAI invites you to attend
    Sunday Brunch Soiree with
    Shelley Morrison and a chance to win a private meeting

    We are charging $25 DONATION for entering the event Inquire about a private meeting with Shelley

    Date: Sunday, October 13, 2013

    Time: 11:30 am – 3 pm

    Location: MA Art Space
    800 South Palm Avenue, #1

    Alhambra, CA 91803


    Artist, Yolanda Gonzalez, will have several pieces from her personal collection to benefit the SIA Hispanic Scholarship Fund

    For more info: email • 310-877-7970
    Please make checks payable to SAI, PO Box 98943, Long Beach, CA 90809 


    SAI's Scholarship Recipients 2013

    Bob Arvizu, SAI Boardmember and Pierce College Students.