City Treasurer's Hispanic Heritage Month Scholarship

Chicago City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin is proud to announce the 2020 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 (500 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 2021)
  • NO GPA REQUIREMENT
  • Plan to enroll in an accredited two or four-year institution of higher education or educational institution in the fall of 2021
  • 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. Your Student Aid Report (via FAFSA) OR a copy of your Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid (intended for qualifying undocumented and transgender students)
  5. List other scholarships you have applied for
  6. Essay (500 words max): Tell us about a Hispanic American who has played a role in shaping Chicago’s future and how you plan to use your college experience to build on that legacy.

Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: Yes

Award
$1,000 or $1,500
Deadline
10/15/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Official Transcript Required
  2. Have you applied for any other scholarships?
  3. Please upload a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov) OR a copy of your Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid (intended for qualifying undocumented and transgender students)
  4. Essay: Tell us about a Hispanic American who has played a role in shaping Chicago's future and how you plan to use your college experience to build on that legacy (500-words maximum)