Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute Scholarship: Open to undocumented students in New York


The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute offers scholarships to City University of New York (CUNY) undergraduate and graduate students who meet three criteria: academic achievement, financial need, and commitment to service in the Mexican community. This scholarship opportunity covers up to $6330 for one year of undergraduate studies or one semester for graduate studies.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Academic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Commitment to service in the Mexican community.

Application Materials:

  • Completed application form
  • Most recent transcript, can be an unofficial student copy
  • Two short essays of one-page max each
    • a personal statement with attention to your community service within the Mexican community
    • a financial statement that explains why you would benefit from being awarded CUNY Becas. If applicable, discuss any unusual personal or family circumstances.
  • A letter of recommendation and recommendation form

Scholarship Conditions:

  • Full-time enrollment at a CUNY school
    • Students can apply for a waiver of the full time enrollment requirement. 
  • Participation in monthly seminars
  • Completion of a 200 hour internship in an affiliated nonprofit institution
  • Submission of semester academic progress report
  • Continuous involvement with the Institute and Becari@s network in events and activities

The deadline to apply is February 28, 2017

For more information and to apply, please visit their official website: CUNY Becas


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