The mission of CHCI Scholarship Program is to provide critical financial assistance that will increase graduation rates among Latino students in post-secondary education. CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States 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 academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.
• Full-time enrollment in a United States Department of Education
accredited community college, four-year university, or
graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship
• Demonstrated financial need
• Consistent, active participation in public and/or community service
• Strong writing skills
• U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency
• Online Profile, which student creates when first logged in.
• One Standard letter of recommendation which must be completed
online. By providing the name and contact information of the
recommender, they receive an email with instructions on how they can
log on and upload the letter themselves.
• One-page resume listing education, extracurricular activities,
honors, employment, community experience, and special skills or
abilities, which must be uploaded online.
• 2012-2013 Student Aid Report (SAR) clearly showing your Expected
Family Contribution (EFC) number.
Completion of online application which includes one essay question
(suggested length: no more than 500 words per essay), and general
financial related questions.
• An electronically signed copy of the Application Agreement.
NOTE: Student does NOT need to be Hispanic to apply.
$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 postsecondary program, each
scholarship award is divided over the number of years required for
graduation (e.g. 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
Deadline: April 16, 2012
Students register with CHCI and complete an online application. Student
should review the website and application for complete details, FAQ's and
submission instructions: http://www.chci.org/scholarships/