Chican@s Unidos 2014 Scholarships Are Now Open
In a modest, but significant way, Chican@s Unidos wants to contribute to the educational endeavors of sisters and brothers by providing scholarships that come from donations from the community for our community. Enrollment is open from now until May 5, 2014. Recipients will be announced on May 30, 2014.
Please join their Facebook event (click here) in order to share the news widely. Especially if you know students from Orange County. You can also visit their website for more information.
The search is on for committed students and community members in the Orange County Chican@/Mexican@/Latin@ communities that are involved, engaged, and advocating for education.
Students that understand how going to college is not only about the individual but what can be achieved for all of us. It is up to students that understand that the amount of work that needs to get done within our communities, identifying our struggles and building our ability to work together.
They are looking for students who are able to communicate how their education is part of an overall goal to work towards positive changes in our communities, that is beyond being a role mode
2014 Scholarship Opportunities
Open from March 3rd to May 5th 2014
All Applicants must be from Orange County and attending school in Fall 2014 and must be committed to the Orange County Chican@/Mexican@/Latino@ community
High School Scholarships:
· Two $500 High School Scholarship: For graduating seniors, attending college in Fall 2014
· One $500 Community College Scholarship: For students entering (but not graduating HS seniors) or continuing at a community college in Fall 2014
· One $500 University Scholarship: For students transferring from a community college or continuing university students in Fall 2014
· One $500 Graduate/Credential Scholarship: For students in a graduate school or teaching credential program in fall 2014
Second Chance Scholarship:
· One $500 a person who needs a second chance at an education or job training because they were directly affected by, or have had significant direct personal experience with the criminal “in-justice” system and prison industrial complex. This includes, but is not limited to, applicants who have themselves been incarcerated, as well as applicants who have a family member or loved one who has been incarcerated and who have, as a result, had adverse personal circumstances that has made staying in school difficult.
For additional information contact:
Carolyn Torres at email@example.com or 949-295-6423.
Please download application at https://sites.google.com/site/edcomchicanosunidos/scholarship-applications
Applications can be mailed or emailed. If you would like your classroom or space to be a drop off location please let Chican@s Unidos know.