Parra-Concha awarded Dorothy Day Spanish Scholarship

February 7, 2018

Ana Parra-Concha is presented the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Dorothy Day Spanish Scholarship by Dr. Francisco Martinez.

Ana Parra-Concha, Barinas, Venezuela, senior, is the 2017-18 recipient of the Dr. Dorothy Day Spanish Scholarship from the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Spanish program.

Parra-Concha is the current president of the Spanish Club and is a member of Psi Sigma, the university’s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, a National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. She is majoring in health and sports science and minoring in Spanish.              

Dr. Francisco Martinez, professor of Spanish, is the sponsor of both organizations.

Day, who is the founder of Northwestern’s Spanish program and the person for whom this scholarship honors, began her career at Northwestern in 1988. She was initially hired to teach foreign language and English, but she began the formalized Spanish program in the fall of 2001. She retired in 2003.

To be eligible for this $500 award, students must be full-time continuing Spanish students with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Applicants must be Spanish minors who have completed three semesters of Spanish coursework. The scholarship may be applied toward university-related expenses, such as tuition, fees, room, board or books.

Various fundraisers are held by students in the Spanish Club to raise funds for this scholarship.

To learn more about the scholarship, the organizations or the Spanish minor at Northwestern, please contact Martinez at (580) 327-8466 or


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