About the Scholarship

CHCC CAPS Young Professionals Scholarship Program was launched by the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce in 2004.

C.A.P.S. stands for Creating a path to success and this program sponsors half-week of training to college and university students of Hispanic descent in need of financial aid. 

The scholarship aims to empower Hispanic students to become the next generation of successful Hispanic civic and business leaders through proficient training and network-building.

CHCC CAPS Young Professionals Scholarship Program awards

  • The scholarship provides an all-expenses-paid half week training and the expenses cover an amount up to $3,000.

  • The scholarship covers all expenses such as accommodation in hotel rooms, enrollment in CAPS workshops, meals, program supplies and travel (if needed). 

  • The half week training covered in the scholarship award takes place at the CHCC Annual Convention starting from August 19 to August 22, every year. 

  • Approximately 20 students are selected for the sponsored CAPS program. 

CHCC CAPS Young Professionals Scholarship Program application

The first step is that the student needs to ensure that he/she meets the eligibility criteria. Apply for the CHCC CAPS Scholarship program on the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (official website) and provide the supplemental documents. 

The CAPS workshop curriculum includes:

  • Increasing self and group awareness

  • Finding your strengths to maximize your potential

  • Training in the art of networking

  • Etiquettes for the 21st-century protocol

  • Develop public speaking, negotiating and conflict management skills

  • strategies for efficient Budget and financial planning

  • A mock interview for the participants

The final recipients are selected after an interview round and will be notified by February 15.

Application deadline 

All applications and additional documents must be submitted prior to the given deadline, that is, June 15, 2019

Eligibility Criteria

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

  • Show a need for financial aid.

  • Must be a California state resident, but can attend school elsewhere.

  • Should be available without restrictions during the time frame of the CHCC Annual Convention.

  • Preferably senior or junior in a university or college.

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