Chicago Latino Caucus Foundation Scholarship

Organization & Scholarship Description:
The Chicago Latino Caucus Foundation (“CLCF”) was established to support the advancement of Latino Youth through scholarships, internships, and mentorship opportunities in the City of Chicago. Each year, the CLCF selects deserving young people of good character and high academic achievement to receive a scholarship to help them achieve their educational objectives. The CLCF will be accepting scholarship applications beginning March 2, 2020. Recipients will be announced in Spring 2020, with a subsequent Scholarship Breakfast Celebration in Summer 2020.

Website: Latino Caucus Foundation Scholarship
Application: Access Here

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship is NOT required for this scholarship.
  • Students must be at least one-half Hispanic/Latino. Hispanic/Latino is an ethnic category, not a racial category; students may be of any race.
  • Applicants must currently reside in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Applicant must be a current high school senior graduating in 2020, OR a General Education Diploma (“GED”) certificate holder, OR an undergraduate student with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0/4.0
  • Graduate level students are NOT eligible.
  • Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll as a full time student at an accredited 2 or 4 year institution.

Required Documents:

  1. Online Application: Applicants must answer all questions via the online application.
  2. Personal Statement: ​Typed statement that describes your personal/career goals and your plan to achieve those goals (500 word limit).
  3. Essay: Typed essay that answers the following: ​How has your family background affected the way you see the world? (400 word limit).
  4. Transcript:​ High School students must submit an official or unofficial transcript from the most recent attended high school. Current college students must submit official or unofficial transcripts from the most recent attended college.
  5. Acceptance Letter/Enrollment Verification Letter: ​High School students must submit college acceptance letters (up to 5 in one file) from the college/university he/she plans to attend. Currently enrolled college/university students, must submit an enrollment verification form.

Submission Guidelines: The complete online application is due no later than Friday, April 10th, 2020 at 11:59pm. Mailed applications will not be accepted. The application will not be considered complete unless all required documents are uploaded at the time of application. It is important that applicants are prepared to upload all documents at the time of application as the online application can not be saved once it is started. Applications MUST be completed in one sitting.

Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: Yes
Questions? Please email Ms. Sonia Del Real, Executive Director at ssdelreal@ccclatinocaucus.org

Award
$5,000
Deadline
04/10/2020