Por La Gente Association

Por La Gente Association
Hispanic Education Scholarships

Below is a summary of the Por La Gente Scholarship Recipients since 1985.  In that time, we have given out 41 scholarships.  Less the 10 scholars that are in school right now, we have 31 who would be bachelor degree eligible (meaning that they have been in college for at least five years).  Of those 31 students, we have at least 11 who have achieved a bachelor’s degree – better than 33%.  Given that there are a few that have disappeared, if you are aware of some of these former students and can help update our information, please forward that to me.

• 52 Scholars Total
• 11 currently in school
• 31 Eligible to Receive Bachelors Degree
• 11 Bachelor Degrees
• 1 Masters Degree
• 1 Doctoral Degree
• Over $25,000 disbursed

In an effort to promote educational opportunities to Hispanic youth in the Racine County, the Por La Gente Association has established the Hispanic Athletic Scholarship and the Hispanic Academic/Community Scholarship to be awarded to area high school students.  To qualify, applicants must: (1) be of Hispanic descent, (2) be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, (3) be in their final year of high school and (4) attend a post secondary institution on a full-time basis beginning the ensuing fall semester. Both are $2,000 scholarships.

HISPANIC ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP:  This scholarship is based on athletic achievement and participation in interscholastic sports competition.  Applicants should demonstrate exceptional athletic ability, team leadership and/or good sportsmanship in their sports involvement.

HISPANIC ACADEMIC/COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP:  This scholarship is based on (1) academic achievement and/or (2) extracurricular or community involvement.  Applicants should demonstrate exceptional academic ability and/or participation in school activities as well as community functions.

FINANCIAL NEED AND ECONOMIC BACKGROUND WILL ALSO BE CONSIDERED IN SELECTION OF BOTH SCHOLARSHIPS.

TO APPLY: Students must submit the following items by February 6, 2019.

1. A completed application form
2. A copy of your high school transcripts updated to include first semester of your senior year
3. A letter of recommendation from a coach, high school counselor or
teacher
4. A letter of recommendation from someone outside of education that can attest to your qualifications
5. A typed essay giving a biographical sketch of you, career goals and an explanation of any financial needs. The typed essay should address the benefits of your athletic experience or your community involvement/academic achievement but not to exceed 2 pages.

THE COMMITTEE MAY REQUEST A PERSONAL INTERVIEW OF THE FINALISTS.  CANDIDATES WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE DATE OF THE INTERVIEWS.

SEND ALL THE REQUESTED INFORMATION TO:

Por La Gente Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 085454,
Racine, WI  53408

*The Por La Gente Association is now a tax-exempt, non-profit organization as described in section 501c3 of the IRS Code and is now accepting monetary contributions to go towards our annual college scholarships. If interested, please feel free to email us for more information.

FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING SCHOLARSHIPS CONTACT:  Send an email to scholarship@porlagente.org 

Mailing address for Por La Gente:
P.O. Box 085454
Racine, WI 53408

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