2023 Casa Hispana Scholarship Program
** Currently accepting submissions through July 31, 2023 **
At Casa Hispana, we believe that investing in our youth is investing in our future. As a community, it is important that we support and encourage the education of our Hispanic/Latinx students, who often face unique challenges in pursuing post-secondary education. We are proud to offer this scholarship opportunity as a means of supporting and empowering our Hispanic/Latinx students on their educational journey.
We are awarding scholarships of $500 and $1000 to Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago County Hispanic/Latinx residents pursuing post-secondary education. Casa Hispana considers several criteria in the scholarship selection process: grades/academic achievement, financial need, leadership/volunteerism/extra-curricular activities, and letters of recommendations.
If you have problems or any questions filling out the application form, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overview of the Scholarship Program
Award Amount: One time scholarship of $500 (Technical or Trade school) $1,000 (4 year college/university institutions) will be awarded per student for the 2023-2024 academic year. Several scholarships will be awarded.
Eligibility Criteria for 2023 Scholarship Program:
* Limited to residents of Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties
* Students who require an F-1 Visa to study DO NOT qualify for this scholarship.
* Students must be at least 50% Hispanic or 50% Latinx Heritage.
* DACA and Undocumented students are highly encouraged to apply.
Notification: All scholarship decisions are final and are based solely on the information provided in the scholarship application and essay questions, as well as the fulfillment of all eligibility requirements listed on the application. The scholarship committee’s decision regarding the awarding of scholarships is final and cannot be appealed. No correspondence or discussion will be entered into regarding the committee’s decision.
Application Deadline: July 31, 2023
Application Form Questions:
Eligibility Criteria for 2023 Scholarship Program
Applicants are eligible to submit an application for the 2023 Casa Hispana Scholarship Program, only if they meet ALL criteria within the following questions.
Please select “YES” ONLY if you are a resident of one of the following counties: Calumet, Outagamie, Winnebago
· YES – I am a resident
of one of the following counties: Calumet, Outagamie, Winnebago
Do you require an F-1 Visa? Foreign Academic Student Visa to study in the United States
I am at least 50% Hispanic/Latinx.
· First Name
· Last Name
· Phone Number
· Zip Code
Information about school you are currently attending (If there is no current school you are attending, please provide information of the previous school you attended.)
· School Name
· School Address
· Cumulative GPA at school currently attending (numeric) Minimum student grade point average (GPA) of C or the numerical equivalent. Please note that the GPA is only one measure of academic excellence and that it is only one of the criteria used by the scholarship committee in assessing one’s academic performance. Equally important is the applicant’s motivation, demonstrated improvement in his/her academic performance resulting from overcoming challenges and barriers to academic excellence, and the level of difficulty of
the applicant’s coursework.
Hispanic Heritage (select the category that most clearly characterizes your heritage)
· Central American
· South American
What languages do you speak? (Specify proficiency as beginner, intermediate, advanced)
What languages to you read/write? (Specify proficiency as beginner, intermediate, advanced)
2023 – 2024 Academic Information
Info about the school you will be attending the 2023-2024 academic year
· School Name
· School Address
· College Major
· College Minor
· Expected Graduation Date
Awards, Recognition, Volunteerism, Leadership
Honors, awards, or recognition
List any honors, awards or recognition you have received for scholastic or other achievement and the dates you received them (Include name of honor or award, organization honoring you, reason for recognition, year awarded.)
Tell us about extra-curricular activities in which you have participated during school. Include sports, clubs, yearbook, newsletter, debate team, offices held in student government, service to family (as in caring for siblings, relatives), etc. Per activity state your role, dates of involvement (from – to), the number of hours per week, and any other information you’d like to share.
Community Service & Volunteer Activities
A description of the community service and volunteer activities. List any community volunteer activities in which you have participated and describe your specific role in these organizations including the years when you participated. Per activity state your role, dates of involvement (from – to), the number of hours per week, and any other information you’d like to share.
List your employers, if applicable. For each employer, list name of employer, position, start date, end date, full time or part time.
Explain how you are planning to pay for your education. For example: financial aid, work, scholarships, savings, and other contributions.
Casa Hispana requires some documentation to verify your eligibility for the scholarship. Please attach a scanned copy or good quality (legible) photo of the documents requested.
School Transcript – current transcript from a high school, college or a previous school
Acceptance letters – Proof of acceptance to a technical college, university or certificate program. If you are currently enrolled in university, please attach a scanned version of your current registrar’s courses.
Letters of Recommendations (at least 2 required)
At least one must be academic. You must open link and copy and paste the URL, and share it electronically with those who will provide you with a recommendation. Recommendations will only be accepted online. Recommendation Form Link
Individuals providing you with a recommendation must not be a family member. You MUST receive at least 2 recommendations, and at least one of them must be academic (from a teacher, guidance counselor, coach), the other one may be from an employer, supervisor, etc. We need recommendations that give specific examples of performance or character that were observed.
If we do not receive at least 2 recommendations by the deadline, your application will be marked “Incomplete”, and will be disqualified from the process. You will need to send the following link to the individuals who will be submitting recommendations for you. Recommendation Form Link
Please answer the following questions in a clear and concise manner.
Essay Question One: Tell us about your background – In 500-1,000 words, share about your family history (including parents/guardian, siblings), heritage, life, and/or work/school experiences that have influenced you as a Hispanic/Latinx leader in your community.
Essay Question Two: Leadership Essay – In 300-500 words, share how the Casa Hispana Scholarship will contribute to your success as a future Hispanic/Latinx leader in your community?
Essay Question Three: In 250-300 words, what is your biggest accomplishment and what were the resources you used to accomplish this?
I hereby certify, by typing my full name below, that all information provided by me on this scholarship application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any falsification or significant omissions of information may result in disqualification from consideration for this scholarship. I acknowledge that the discovery of such falsification or significant omissions may constitute sufficient grounds for revocation of any scholarship award granted.