About the Scholarship

The Latino Resources Scholarship fund is working from the year 2014, to help and support the students economically in order to help them pursue their dream education and fulfill their academic goals . This financial assistance program is dedicated to Latino students who demonstrate academic excellence, community involvement, leadership ability, and financial need which enforces the Latino Resources mission of increasing Latino leadership through college completion and civic engagement.

How can I apply for this scholarship?

  • In order to apply for this scholarship, you must complete the scholarship application which can be found on the official website. In addition to that, you'll also need to fill the FAFSA application form to determine the financial position of your family.

  • You are also required to provide a current Resume, Official High School/College Transcript with official ACT/SAT scorecards to prove excellence in academics.

  • It is also important that you also submit enrollment verification, which demonstrates academic course registration for the current academic year.

  • Additionally, you will also have to provide a financial aid award letter for the current academic year.

  • An essay describing one's personal experience with Latino leaders with 2-3 pages.

What is the Award Amount and Deadline?

  • The Vocational School/Community College students award amount ranges from $500 - $1,000 per year.

  • The Undergraduate/Graduate students award amount ranges between $1,000 - $2,000 per year.

You must submit the official transcripts and scholarship application to the financial aid division within 31st May 2019 to be eligible for the scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

  • You must have a permanent residence within Cook County, Illinois in order to receive this award.

  • You must be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident or meet the criteria for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).

  • An applicant must study at community college, vocational school or university.

  • Latino Resources Scholarship Fund students agree to actively participate at biannual Network Scholarship Luncheons.

  • The community college student must have a GPA of 3.50 or more on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and, if the student is an entering freshman and he/she must score 29 or more on the ACT test, or 1350 or higher on the SAT test.

  • The Undergraduate or graduate student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and, if the student is an entering freshman and he/she must score 23 or higher on the ACT test, or 1100 or higher on the SAT test.

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