Sunday, January 5, 2014

CORE's Que Llueva Café Scholarship

Sixth Annual Que Llueva Café Scholarship Instructions

Amount of Each Scholarship: $500

CORE proudly sponsors this scholarship to help undocumented students continue on their academic path. This scholarship is a response to the lack of financial aid that undocumented students face every day at their respective college. In particular, CORE seeks to support undocumented students that have met the rigorous academic requirements asked of them and hold the academic promise to achieve so much more. 

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Must be of Chicano / Latino descent
  • Must be an undocumented student. We define an undocumented student as someone who was born outside of
    the U.S. but lives here without legal permission of the federal government.
  • Must be or will be a high school/GED graduate who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or
    university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the 2014-2015 academic year. Due to limited funds, current college
    students who have already graduated high school or received their GED will not be considered.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Must demonstrate academic potential and promise.
    Application Materials:
    Please ensure that you provide all the items below and only those items. Failure to do so can result in disqualification of your application.
    o Que Llueva Café Scholarship Application – Please complete the application in full.
    o One Letter of Recommendation – You may submit an extra letter but only one is required. We will only
    accept a maximum of 2 letters.
    o Personal Statement (1000 words maximum) – Your personal statement must fulfill the following three things to be considered complete. Please read carefully.

1. You must include a description of your current financial need as an undocumented student in your personal statement.page1image21304 page1image21464 page1image21624 page1image21784 page1image21944
  1. You must indicate in your personal statement that you are an undocumented student. We define an undocumented student as someone who was born outside of the U.S. but lives here without the legal permission of the federal government.
  2. You must write a response to ONLY ONE of the writing prompts below: Writing Prompts:
    1. Provide an autobiography that includes your dreams, hopes, and aspirations.
    2. How would you describe your high school experience and what do you expect to gain by
      enrolling in college?
    3. What is your greatest motivation for attending college next year?
    4. Chicana author Cherrie Moraga’s quote, ““Sometimes a breakdown can be the beginning
      of a kind of breakthrough, a way of living in advance through a trauma that prepares you for a future of radical transformation.” Tell us what this quote means to you by relating it to an experience and/or reflection in your life.
o Copy of High School transcript – Submit your most current high school transcript. You may submit an unofficial or official transcript.

Due: February 22, 2014

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