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    HispanoFest Scholarship

    REQUIREMENTS:
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    Must be of Latino origin.
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    Incoming freshman or a continuing full-time student.
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    Must be at least 17 years of age.
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    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.
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    You must be available for an interview with the HispanoFest Committee.
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    Present proof of income by supplying parents W-2 Form or if student lives alone their W-2 form.
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    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?
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    What leadership contribution can, you, or will you provide?
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    How can future potential candidates be influenced to become leaders?
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    Winners will be required to attend and participate as a volunteer in HispanoFest activities and recruit two other volunteers.
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    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.
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    Supply a transcript of your high school or college coursework.
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    Complete the HispanoFest application.
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    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 APPLICATION:
    Deadline for application is usually in July. Check the website for changes in the deadline date.

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

    SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION:
     HispanoFest Scholarship Application  HispanoFest Scholarship Application