The Evelio and Marcelina Alvarez Family Scholarship(Roosevelt Students Only)

The Evelio and Marcelina Alvarez Family Scholarship (Roosevelt HS Students Only)

The Evelio and Marcelina Alvarez Family Scholarship will be awarded to two deserving graduating seniors from Theodore Roosevelt High School with good character and high academic achievement. This scholarship was created in hopes to support a first-generation college-bound students with providing some financial relief for their post-secondary education.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship is NOT required for this scholarship.
  • Hispanic/Latino/a/x preferred, but not required
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Applicant must be a current high school senior graduating in 2024 from Roosevelt High School with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5/4.0, official transcripts must be submitted.
  • Applicants must plan to enroll as a full time student at an accredited 4 year or 2 year institution.
  • This is a renewable scholarship. Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA while in college.
  • Provide one (1) letters of recommendation

Open to Undocumented/DREAMers: Yes, CPS Undocumented and DREAMers students are eligible to apply.
An Undocumented/DREAMer is a non-U.S. citizen or permanent resident high school student who qualifies for in-state college tuition under Illinois’ HB-60 State Legislation and who will benefit from the Illinois DREAM Act, a provision that supports children of immigrants in Illinois signed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn in 2011.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Official Transcript Required
  2. Recommendation 1: Provide the name and email of one person who can document your active community service involvement from and organization on their official letterhead.
  3. Recommendation 2: Provide the name and email of a teacher or school counselor who can provide a letter of recommendation on school letterhead.
  4. Are you a "first generation" college student? Answer 'yes' if neither of your parents attained a four-year undergraduate degree
  5. How have you demonstrated student leadership in your time at Roosevelt HS.?
  6. Are you Latino/a/x?
  7. Please upload a copy of your acceptance letter to an accredited college or university. If you have issues please email your documents to
  8. Please upload a color, head shot photo (graduation photo or school day photos are acceptable). This photo will be used in promotional material and should be appropriate for sharing.
  9. Have you applied for any type of financial aid, scholarship, or other financial resource? If yes, please list and explain (if you have been awarded and how much)
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