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    HispanoFest Scholarship


    • Must be of Latino origin.
    • Incoming freshman or a continuing full-time student.
    • Must be at least 17 years of age.
    • Must live in Bellwood, Berkeley, Broadview, Elmwood Park, Forest Park, Franklin Park, Hillside, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, River Grove, Schiller Park, Stone Park,  or Westchester.
    • You must be available for an interview with the HispanoFest Committee.
    • Present proof of income by supplying parents W-2 Form or if student lives alone their W-2 form.
    • Submit 2 essays - the name of  the applicant is NOT to be stated in the body of the essay: 1)  Heritage Essay/Background Information  -- 250-500 words that describe your family origin and educational background 2)  Leadership essay of 500-750 words (not more than 3 pages) in answering the following questions: a) What is leadership in the Hispanic Community?  b) What leadership contribution can, you, or will you provide? c)  How can future potential candidates be influenced to become leaders? 
    • Winners will be required to attend and participate as a volunteer in HispanoFest activities and recruit two other volunteers.
    • Must submit two letters of recommendation from persons who have known them e.g. high school teacher or counselor, employer, pastor/priest, academic advisor, coach ,, etc. (no family recommendations
    • Supply a transcript of your high school or college coursework.
    • Complete the HispanoFest application.
    • Cumulative 2.5 G.P.A. is needed for renewal of the award; transcripts must be submitted at the end of the semester.
    • Check the web site www.hispanofest.org for an up-to-date application, changes in requirements and/or deadline date changes.

    Deadline for submitting application is  August 25

    HispanoFest,Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                                           P.O. Box 1902
    Melrose Park IL 60161
    (708) 296-7006
    Email: Hispanofest@yahoo.com

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