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 8, 2019 by 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:
Please submit the completed application packet to:
P.O. Box 300201
Chicago, Illinois, 60630
NOTE: The ILACHE scholarship application is available in the scholarship section of the ILACHE website, ilache.org
Dr. Arias Scholarship Award for Writing!
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 8, 2019 by 11:59pm Central Time
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 8, 2019. 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 2018.
For More Information:
Visit our website or send an e-mail:
ILACHE Scholarship Committee