Sunday, January 5, 2014

Hispanic Community Affairs Council Scholarship

  1. Hispanic Community Affairs Council Scholarship offers $750 scholarships for students going into community college and $1,500 for students going into a four year college. 


    Applicants must meet the following requirements:
    • A Hispanic heritage as defined by the U.S. Department of Education;
    • A graduating senior, past-year GED recipient, community college student, transferring community college student, student attending a four-year institution, or a student accepted into a post-graduate program or teacher credential program;
    • A resident of Alameda County. Applicant must show proof of Alameda County residence (e.g., Alameda County address on application, Alameda County address on 1040 tax forms);
    • Plan to attend an accredited community college, university or approved technical or vocational school
    • This scholarship is open to all students regardless of status

    Required Documentation:
    • Application
    • Essay: 
      On a separate sheet of paper and in approximately 250 words or less, please tell us why you should be awarded this scholarship. Be sure to include information on your leadership skills, your community involvement and what your culture and heritage means to you and your education and career goals. Be sure to emphasize volunteer and community service hours. 
    • Copy of all applicable 2012 1040 tax form(s) as requested or W2 if you did not file a tax return
    • Official transcript(s) in a sealed envelope
    • Photocopy of your school identification card
    • Signed Photo/Video Consent Form
    • Two (2) business-sized self-addressed (with your address), stamped envelopes

    Selection Criteria:

    The applicant will be evaluated on the following criteria, in order of importance:
    -Financial Need
    -Scholastic Record (i.e., GPA)

    DEADLINE: Friday, January 17, 2014

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