Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship Program

Application Deadline

The 2015 application period is closed. Please check back for more information regarding the 2016 program.

Overview

CHCI Scholarship Program Mission

The mission of the CHCI Scholarship Program is to provide critical financial assistance that will increase graduation rates among Latino students in post-secondary education.

CHCI Scholarship Program Description

CHCI's scholarship opportunities are offered 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.

CHCI scholarships provide recipients with a one-time scholarship of:

  • $1,000 to pursue an associate degree
  • $2,500 to pursue an undergraduate degree
  • $5,000 to pursue graduate-level study

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 post secondary program, each associate and undergraduate level scholarship award is divided over the number of years required for graduation (i.e. 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 standing. CHCI manages the disbursement of the scholarships; an annual check is sent directly to recipients.

Eligibility

  • 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 is requested.
  • Demonstrated financial need.
  • Consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization.

NOTE: Individuals who are seeking consideration under the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival” (DACA) policy must possess an Employment Authorization Document at the time of application.

For More Information

For more information, visit http://www.chci.org/

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