Friday, October 29, 2010

Another scholarship opportunity for undergrads of Puerto Rican background

Here's another opportunity. The info is for 2010, but they probably just haven't posted for 2011 yet. Check it out.

Aplicación de beca para estudiantes Puertoriqueños/ Scholarship Application for students of Puerto Rican descent



Fecha limite para aplicar: 23 de Febrero del 2010


Cantidad de las Becas: $500 - $2,500






Elegibilidad:


•Ser puertorriqueño o de descendencia puertorriqueña.


•Ser ciudadano americano residiendo en los Estados Unidos, preferencia sera dada a estudiantes que viven en Puerto Rico.


•Ser estudiante de tiempo completo en una universidad acreditada en los Estados Unidos o Puerto Rico para el año escolar 2010-2011.


•Tener y mantener 3 puntos de GPA en la escala de 4.


•Demostrar necesidad financiera.






Documentos Requeridos:


•Transcripción de créditos oficial.


•Comprobante de ingresos(Solicitud de Asistencia Económica “Student Aid Report” ó Planilla de contribución sobre Ingresos correspondiente al año anterior).


•Comprobante de nacionalidad.


•Ensayo.**


•Carta de recomendación.**


•Resume. **


•Verificación de la oficina de Programa de Asistencia Económica (solo para semifinalistas).






**El ensayo, la carta de recomendación y resume sólo se someten electrónicamente.






Application Deadline: February 23rd, 2010


Amount of Each Scholarship: $500-$1,500






Eligibility:


•Must be Puerto Rican or of Puerto Rican descent.


•Must be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States, preference will be giving to students who live in Puerto Rico.


•Must be accepted or plan to enroll in college/university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year.


•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year.


•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.


•Must demonstrate financial need.






Required Documents:


•Official transcript - Postmarked by February 23rd


•Proof of family income - Postmarked by February 23rd


•Proof of citizenship status - Postmarked by February 23rd


•Copy of child's birth certificate, showing applicant's name as parent- Postmarked by 23rd


•Essay - Submitted online by February 23rd


•Letter of Recommendation - Submitted online by February 23rd


•Resume - Submitted online by February 23rd


•Financial Aid verification (if chosen as semi finalist only) - Submitted online in May


http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/subsectionID.1,pageID.242/default.asp










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