CLULC Scholarship

OVERVIEW

The CLULC offers a scholarship to a Latino student pursuing higher education at an accredited college or university, during the year 2020 – 2021. The applicant will be evaluated in the following areas: academic record, financial need, service to the community, school activities, letters of recommendation, and response to the essay question.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Be a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student
  • Be a resident of Lake County
  • Latino or of Latino descent
  • Have and maintain a cumulative un-weighted GPA of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Have participated in community/volunteer activities
  • Demonstrated financial aid
  • Attend or be accepted into an accredited college of university
  • Submit completed application form with all the required documents
  • All qualifying students are encouraged to apply

HOW TO APPLY

Complete and Submit

  • CLULC Scholarship Application
  • Official school transcript
  • Proof of acceptance to an accredited college or university for Fall 2020
  • Two letters of recommendation provided by people not related to the applicant
    • Applications must include letterhead and original signature
    • Letters must not exceed one page
  • Submit 500 to 750-word essay, typed and double spaced, describing yourself and how the scholarship will help you achieve your goals and how you may be able to use your education in the service of the Latino community of Lake County.

Application and all supplemental materials must be mailed and postmarked by the deadline, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

Please submit completed application and supporting materials to:

CLULC Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 174
Gurnee, IL 60031

The 2020 – 2021 CLULC Scholarship is now closed.

TIMELINE

  • Application open date: Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Application deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2020*
  • Award notification date: TBA

HOW WE REVIEW

  • A selection committee, comprised of CLULC Board members, will review the scholarship applications.
  • We will utilize a holistic review process, giving careful consideration to all credentials presented by the applicant.
  • The committee will apply the included rubric to qualify the applicants.
  • The highest-scoring students will be awarded scholarships.
  • The winners will be officially notified by the CLULC President.
  • The Scholarship award will be sent directly to the school of the student’s choice.
  • Winners will be required to submit a photograph and short biography to be posted on CLULC’s website.
  • Students who don’t qualify for the scholarship will be given a list of other potential scholarships.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered, and the applicant will not be notified about missing documents.

SCHOLARSHIP POLICIES

  • The Coalición Latinos Unidos de Lake County awards scholarships to Lake County students of Hispanic/Latino descent who are pursuing their education in an accredited college or university.
  • All scholarship recipients will be invited and expected to attend the Noche the Gala event following the award to be recognized, or arrange for a representative to attend in their place. If a Noche de Gala is not planned for that year, students will be required to attend an awards ceremony, or arrange a representative to attend in their place.
  • Winners are required to submit a photograph and short biography to be posted on CLULC’s website.
  • The full scholarship amount shall be paid directly to the bursar/financial aid office of the school the student is attending and will be applied towards tuition and fees.

Congratulations to the 2019 CLULC Scholarship Recipients!

Yesica Padilla

Zion, IL
Zion-Benton Township High School
College of Lake County

Major: Graphic Design

Ivette A. Martinez

Beach Park, IL
Carthage College

Major: Elementary Education

Rachel S. Garza

Grayslake, IL
Grayslake North High School
Illinois State University

Major: Biological Science & Biomedical Science

Karolyna E. Padilla

Waukegan, IL

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep
College of Wooster

Major: Political Science

Kate Vieyra

Zion, IL
Carthage College

Major: Marketing & Management

Past CLULC Scholarship Recipients

Maira Peters, Zion-Benton Township High School

Jacqueline Lopez, Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep

Jazmin Mandujano, North Park University

Edgar Padilla, Zion-Benton Township High School

Yesenia Mata, Round Lake High School

Adrian Perez, Waukegan High School

Yoselin Ramirez, Waukegan High School

Jailene Roman

Antonio Avila, Highland Park High School

Jacob Diaz, Mundelein High School

Osiris Garcia, Round Lake High School

Fabiola Ortiz, North Chicago High School

Jandelia Romerio, Waukegan High School

Evelyn S. Bello, Mundelein High School

Kevin Castro, Martin de Porres High School

Carlos Catalan, Waukegan High School

Mario Hidrogo, Grayslake High School

Alejandro Martinez, Waukegan High School

Jose Catalan, Waukegan High School

Melvin D. Flores, Waukegan High School

Carla R. Gutierrez,Waukegan High School

Nancy Gutierrez,Waukegan High School

Daniel Manjerres, Grayslake High School

Anna Osornio-Viveros, Waukegan High School

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Financial Aid Resources

FAFSA website

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