Elisa, performed in the first Las Vegas Mariachi Conference in the fall of 2004. After her passing in 2006, her brother Xavier was hired by Clark County School District to be a mariachi teacher for middle school.
In May of 2008, the first college scholarship was awarded in Las Vegas.
- Student must be a graduating senior
- Student must have been accepted to an institution of higher learning and present letter of acceptance.
- Two letters of recommendation from teachers or people in the community must be written on behalf of the applicant.
- School transcripts must be part of the application
- Must submit an essay on their “Dreams and Goals” (200 word minimum)
- Recommendations are made by mariachi curriculum teachers.
- Bobby and Terri Gastellum evaluate the above criteria and interview the prospective candidates.
- Award is presented to student(s) with highest scores. (An average of 2 scholarships are awarded each year)
CCSD Scholarship Recipients: