Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded to a Latino (a) student enrolled or planning to enroll in the fall in a regionally accredited Illinois college or university. Selection will be based on academic record, recommendations, a personal statement, and demonstrated commitment to community/campus/high school service. The application and all supporting documents must be submitted to ILACHE by Friday, March 6, 2020 by 11:59pm Central Time.
New or continuing Latino/a undergraduate students who have a current cumulative GPA of at least a 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) or a 4.00 (on a 5.0 scale) from a regionally accredited Illinois college/university or high school (whichever is applicable)
Applicant MUST be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student during the Fall 2020 semester
All majors are eligible
Past recipients are not eligible to apply (The scholarship is non-renewable)
A typed or neatly printed ILACHE Scholarship Application Form
Two letters of recommendation (one of the letters MUST be from a teacher/faculty member who has taught the applicant in the classroom and/or laboratory setting and can assess academic ability)
A personal statement (see instructions)
An official or unofficial high school and/or college transcript, whichever is applicable
All materials by the Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11:59pm Central Time
Applications missing the required supporting documents will not be considered.
The personal statement is an important component of the application and is equivalent to an interview. The personal statement should be typed and doubled-spaced, 1-2 pages maximum. For fullest consideration, your personal statement should address the following:
Academic and career goals
Plans for graduate or professional study (if applicable)
Community/campus/high school service involvement
For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Arias Scholarship Award for Writing!
2020 Academic Year
One $500 scholarships will be awarded annually to those with a focus and passion for writing. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of a 4.0 (scale of 5) to apply. Winners will be selected based on writing potential. A 500-word essay on one’s writing interest and/or the importance of writing in their future plans and professional career of the applicant. In addition, applicants are required to submit a writing sample such as a short story, essay, or academic paper, not to exceed 2,500 words.
In addition to the monetary award, recipients will have access to Dr. Arias who will work with scholarship winners to develop their professional writing goals and enhance their writing. Winners may be asked to attend writing workshops and conferences (any associated expenses will be covered).
The application and all supporting documents must be submitted to ILACHE by Friday, March 6, 2020 by 11:59pm Central Time
Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time (12+ credits) undergraduate student during the Fall 2019 semester
Students must be in good academic standing with a recommended minimum GPA of 4.00 (on a scale of 5.00) at the time the scholarship is awarded
Submission of one letter of recommendation on letterhead from an advisor, counselor, professor or administrator (a maximum of two letters may be submitted)
All majors are eligible
This scholarship is nonrenewable
ILACHE Scholarship Online Application FormAll supporting documents must be uploaded when submitting the application. The application system does not allow you to save your work and return to it at a later date.
Personal Essay(Maximum 500 words). The essay is an important part of the ILACHE Scholarship Application Form. It must be submitted online by clicking the button labeled "Upload your personal essay.” We recommend you write and proofread your essay before starting the online scholarship application. The instructions for the essay are listed below in the "Personal Essay" section.
One (1) Letter of RecommendationAt least one letter must be written by a current or past teacher or faculty member who can speak about the applicant's academic experience, community service, and leadership activities. All letters must be on letterhead, signed, and sent as an attachment in PDF format email@example.com– subject line: Recommendation – applicant Last Name, First Name. Please give your recommenders plenty of notice to write a letter on your behalf.
Transcripts Unofficial college transcripts are acceptable and can be uploaded in the Transcripts section.
The personal essay is an important component of the application and is equivalent to an interview. The personal essay should address the following question (500 words maximum) and be uploaded online with your application.
How did I become interested in writing and/or what role will writing play in my professional career?
Deadline & Announcement of Scholarship Winners
Complete online application with all required supporting documents must be submitted no later than 11:59pm (Central Standard Time) on Friday, March 6, 2020. The timestamp of the online application and emails will be used to determine submission time. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. Scholarship winners will be announced on the ILACHE website in January. An official recognition of the winners will take place at the annual ILACHE Conference in 2020, which will be held at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
For More Information:
Visit our website or send an e-mail:
ILACHE Scholarship Committee
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