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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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 at least 50 service learning hours)
- Official Transcript Required
- Please provide a recommendation from a teacher, counselor or college and career coach who is familiar with student’s academic work
- Please provide a recommendation/verification regarding community service (non-relative, 50 hours minimum)
- 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)
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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.
Essay 2 (600 – 1,200 words max): If you could create a business in your community, what would it be and why?
Open to DREAMers: Yes