City Treasurer's Hispanic Heritage Month Scholarship

Chicago City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin is proud to announce the 2019 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. Winners will receive a $1,500 and $1,000 award, respectively.

Website: Chicago City Treasurer
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Eligibility Qualifications:

  • CPS senior (class of 2020)
  • NO GPA REQUIREMENT
  • Plan to enroll in an accredited two or four-year institution of higher education or educational institution in the fall of 2020
  • Strong community service/civic engagement suggested (students should be able to prove their required service learning hours as reflected on their transcript)

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. List other scholarships you have applied for
  5. College Plans Essay (500 words max): (a) Please describe your college plans for fall of 2020. 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.
  6. Essay 2 (600 – 1,200 words max): If you could create a business in your community, what would it be and why?

Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: Yes

Award
$1,000 or $1,500
Deadline
10/10/2019
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. Have you applied for any other scholarships?
  5. College Plans Essay: In no more than 500 words: 1. Please describe your college plans for fall of 2020. 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..
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