CORE Scholarship: Open to undocumented high school students

Scholarship_Button.35173240_stdChicano Organizing & Research in Education (CORE) is awarding scholarships of $500 each to undocumented high school students who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. This scholarship aims to support the dreams, hopes and aspirations of college bound undocumented students so that they can earn their college education and allow for all of their hard work and sacrifice to persevere.

Here are the eligibility requirements:

• Must be of Chicano / Latino descent.
• Must be an undocumented student. CORE defines an undocumented student as someone who was born outside of the U.S. but lives here without authorization of the federal government.
• Must be enrolling for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the 2016-
2017 academic year. Due to limited funds, current college students will not be considered.
• Must demonstrate financial need.
• Must demonstrate academic potential and promise.

To determine scholarship recipients, CORE will look at the following:

(1) Your personal story, which takes into account financial need and other compelling challenges the applicant has had to endure;

(2) Extra-curricular involvement, which includes anything you do outside of class like community involvement, work, and clubs; and

(3) Your academic promise, which is not limited to GPA or test scores but, more importantly, looks at your academic potential for the future.

The deadline to apply is February 27, 2016

For more information and to apply, please visit their official website: “Chicano Organizing & Research in Education (CORE) Scholarship


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