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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 submitting application is August 25.

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