City Treasurer's Hispanic Heritage Month Scholarship

Chicago City Treasurer Kurt Summers is proud to announce the 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest. This scholarship recognizes a senior in high school who has displayed outstanding academic achievement or community involvement and writes a thoughtful and impactful essay (600-1,200 words) on a topic related to Hispanic Heritage Month. Participating students must also provide a description of their college plans.

Website: Chicago City Treasurer
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Eligibility Qualifications:

  • CPS senior (class of 2019)
  • Plan to enroll in an accredited two or four-year institution of higher education or educational institution in the fall of 2019
  • NO GPA REQUIREMENT
  • Strong community service/civic engagement suggested (students should be able to prove service learning hours)

Required Documentation:

  1. Official Transcript Required
  2. Please provide a recommendation from a teacher, counselor or college and career coach who is familiar with student’s academic work
  3. Please provide a recommendation/verification regarding community service (non-relative, 50 hours minimum)
  4. Please upload your college letter of acceptance (the letter of acceptance must come from a regionally accredited two or four-year institution of higher learning)
  5. List other scholarships you have applied for
  6. College Plans Essay (500 words max): (a) Please describe your college plans for fall of 2019. Include the institution you plan to attend, your intended major, how you plan to pay for school-related costs (i.e., tuition, room, board, textbooks, airfare, etc.). Include the names and amounts of any scholarships you have been awarded.
  7. Essay 2 (600 – 1,200 words max): (b) What is a key issue that people in your community face that often goes unnoticed? What role can public and private investments in your community play in addressing that issue? How can you play a positive role in shaping those investments?
  8. What is your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Number? It is located on your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)
    If you have not completed your FAFSA, when do you plan to complete it? If you do not plan to complete the FAFSA, please provide an explanation.

Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: Yes

Award
$2,500
Deadline
10/11/2018
Supplemental Questions
  1. Official Transcript Required
  2. Please provide a recommendation from a teacher, counselor or college and career coach who is familiar with student's academic work.
    • Name and Email Address
  3. Please provide a recommendation/verification regarding community service (non-relative)
  4. Please upload your college letter of acceptance. The letter of acceptance must come from a regionally accredited two or four-year institution of higher learning.
  5. Have you applied for any other scholarships?
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