About the Scholarship

The Mas Family Scholarship Program is started in the year 1996, the purpose is to promote the education of talented young Cuban and Cuban American individuals, furthering their commitment to advance the benefits and opportunities that can be achieved through hard work in a free society. The scholarship is an initiative of the Jorge Mas Canosa Freedom Foundation, whose mission is the advancement and preservation of Jorge Mas Canosa’s legacy: love of God, family and homeland, the dignity of human life, the ideals of freedom and democracy, and the education of future generations in the appreciation of these ideals.

How to Apply for Scholarship?

  • Applications are available from the Mas Family Foundation website. Each applicant must complete the online application to become a recipient of this scholarship award.

  • In addition to the online application form, applicants must submit documentation and information related to verifying eligibility.

  • Also, applicants must include a brief personal statement, a copy of official academic transcripts, a copy of the most recent FAFSA report, proof of Cuban heritage, and proof of admission in an accredited college or university.

  • Students must file the FAFSA by the deadline date. The FAFSA is available online as well as in high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices.

  • All applications and supporting documents must be postmarked or received by the deadline date.

Award Amount and Deadline:

The Foundation is awarding Up to $8,000 annually, renewable for an additional three years depending on an applicant's academic performance and financial need.

The deadline date for this scholarship is fixed on 15th December 2019. All applicants are required to submit the above-mentioned documents on or before the deadline date.

Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be an undergraduate student at the time of application.

  • A recipient must be of Cuban heritage.

  • A candidate must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

  • A student must have unmet financial need.

  • A candidate must reside in the U.S.

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