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CHCI Scholarship Program

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CHCI Scholarship Program:
The mission of CHCI Scholarship Program is to provide critical financial assistance to increase graduation rates among Latino students in post secondary education.

CHCI Scholarship Program Description
CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.

CHCI scholarships provide recipients with a one time scholarship of:

  • $1,000 community college or AA/AS granting institution
  • $2,500 4-year academic institution
  • $5,000 graduate-level institution

Scholarship awards are intended to provide assistance with tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other educational expenses associated with college enrollment.

In an effort to ensure the progress of scholarship recipients and encourage completion of the post-secondary program, each scholarship award is divided over the number of years required for graduation. (I.e. a $2,500 scholarship for a college freshman will be distributed in four equal installments of $625 a year).

Students continue to receive annual disbursements as long as they maintain good academic standing. CHCI manages the disbursement of the scholarships; an annual check is sent directly to recipients.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Strong writing skills
  • Full-time enrollment in an accredited community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship is requested
  • U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency

The selection process is competitive. CHCI received five applications for every one available internship opportunity. CHCI processes applications to identify the most qualified candidates. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee composed by Alumni, Board of Directors and CHCI staff.  A selected number of applicants are chosen based on the quality of their application. 

2010 Scholarship ApplicationDeadline: April 16, 2010.