Hispanic Community Affairs Council Scholarship Fund

Award: $500 to $2,000

Due: February

Academic Level: Undergraduate Student, Recent Graduate, Graduate Student Region: Alameda County Field of Study: Any Eligibility: • Be of Hispanic heritage as defined by the U.S. Department of Education • Plan to attend an accredited community college, university or approved technical or vocational school • Community college and university scholarship recipients must be taking in at least six units/credits Link: http://hcac-ac.org/index.php/scholarship

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BMI Student Composer Award

Award: $500 to $5,000

Field of Study: Music Eligibility: • Be engaged in the study of music with a recognized and established teacher (other than a relative) • Have been born on or after February 2, 1990 • Be age 27 or younger as of the competition deadline • Have citizenship of a country in the Western Hemisphere • Apply by 2/1/2019 Link: https://bmifoundation.org/applications/form/bmi_student_ composer_awards_application


Chicana/o Scholarship Fund The Chicana/o Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors (who will be entering their freshman year), current/renewal undergraduate students, and to graduate students at the University of Utah. Eligible students are selected on the basis of family background, life challenges, scholastic effort and involvement in community activities that promote cultural pride and strengthen the Chicana/o-Latina/o community. Financial need may strongly influence the final selection. Financial need may strongly influence the final selection. To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be: - Admitted to the University of Utah as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student - A resident of the state of Utah (minimum of 5 years) - Eligible to receive federal financial aid, or - A Dreamer (with or without DACA) who graduated from a Utah high school Award Varies Deadline 02/01/2019 Supplemental Questions Upload a Current Resume 1. Discuss your familial background (i.e., familial history, strengths, and challenges). 2. In the spirit of the Chicana/o struggle for equality and social justice, discuss personal challenges you have had to overcome in order to pursue your educational goal of attending college (i.e., lack of supportive role models, non-traditional student, poverty, first-generation college student, etc.) and how overcoming these challenges have helped you grow as an individual. You may wish to answer questions number one and two together. 3. Discuss persons and/or events that have influenced or encouraged you the most in your educational goals and academic endeavors.Discuss how these persons and/or events have helped you in achieving your educational goals and academic endeavors. 4. Discuss how your educational and professional goals may contribute to the advancement of the Chicana/o-Latina/o community. 5. Discuss the nature of your involvement in the Chicana/o-Latina/o community (i.e., school, political, social, church, etc.). 6. List all non-paid volunteer positions you have held in the past three years. Include the nature and length of your involvement. Are volunteer hours a requirement for graduation? Please provide the name and email address of a Reference that can speak to your academic strengths. Please provide the name and email address of a Reference that can speak to your strengths in leadership and/or community involvement. Official Transcripts

2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at UC Irvine


The University of California, Irvine is hosting a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, which offers undergraduate and master’s students an opportunity to work closely with faculty members at UCI, obtain research experience, network, and participate in graduate preparation workshops. This program is designed for students who plan to pursue a PhD or MFA degree. Selected scholars receive the following: “a $4,000 research stipend. (*Note: Stipend is subject to income tax); on-campus assigned housing for the summer. Program participants are required to live on campus; roundtrip travel costs to UCI will be covered within program limitations (up to $500.)” Here are the eligibility requirements: “U.S. citizens, permanent residents, AB540 eligible Sophomores, juniors, seniors or master’s students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. Students who will be enrolled full-time at a college or university during the Spring and Fall 2018 terms Students with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4 point scale) Students interested in attending UC Irvine for graduate studies Students from educationally disadvantaged or underserved backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply SURF is open to students in virtually all academic fields (e.g., arts, humanities, social sciences, social ecology, biological sciences, engineering, education, computer sciences and physical sciences)” The deadline to apply is February 6, 2019 For more information and to apply, please visit their official website: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program at UC Irvine