2016 Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship: Open to undocumented students in California

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The Chicana/Latina Foundation (CLF) is a non-profit organization which promotes professional and leadership development of Latinas. Each year, the Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships of $1,500 each to Latina college students.

Here are the eligibility requirements:

  • Be a woman of Chicana/Latina heritage.
  • Be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or community college in one of the following Northern California counties:Alameda – Contra Costa – Marin – Monterey – Napa – Sacramento – San Mateo – Santa Clara – Santa Cruz – Solano – San Francisco – Sonoma – Yolo
  • Have lived at least two years in one of the above Northern California counties at the time of application
  • Community College and Undergraduate students must:
    – Be enrolled as a full-time college student (as defined by your institution*) when
    applying and for the following academic year, and
    – Have completed 12 college units after high school graduation, and
    – Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 of college course work
  • Graduate students must:
    – Be enrolled graduate/professional students completing course/thesis/dissertation;
    or have been accepted into graduate/professional school, and
    – Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for college course work
  • Commit to attending the CLF Leadership Institute (one weekend in August after being selected and one weekend the following year in February)
  • Commit to volunteering ten (10) hours for CLF before March the year after being selected
  • Past CLF awardees may not re-apply until four years after receiving our scholarship

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2016

For more information, and to apply, please visit their official website: “2016 Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship

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