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The Minerva Marrero Hispanic Scholarship Program

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About the Scholarship

The 2024 Minerva Marrero Hispanic Scholarship Program is an opportunity for Hispanic High School Seniors embarking on their post-secondary education journey. Recognizing the importance of supporting students as they transition to higher education, this program provides financial assistance to those pursuing studies at trade schools, as well as 2-year or 4-year colleges and universities.

Our approach to selecting scholarship recipients is comprehensive and thoughtful. We assess applications on a variety of criteria, including academic achievement, community service involvement, the quality of supplementary materials submitted, and financial need. This multifaceted evaluation ensures that scholarships are awarded to students who not only excel academically but also demonstrate a strong commitment to their communities and a clear need for financial support.

The scholarship program honors the legacy of Minerva Marrero, whose vision and dedication have profoundly impacted the Hispanic community's access to education. Through this initiative, the Latin American Community Center (LACC) reaffirms its commitment to reducing educational barriers and fostering a brighter future for Hispanic students. Scholarships are offered in three amounts, providing substantial support to help cover educational expenses:

  • $5,000

  • $3,000

  • $2,000

Application Process

The LACC invites eligible Hispanic High School Seniors to apply for the 2024 Minerva Marrero Hispanic Scholarship Program. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Submit Your Application: Begin by filling out the LACC's online application form available at https://forms.gle/jV7kwkLDmPakjWDu7.

  2. Email Supplementary Materials: After submitting your application form, you will need to provide additional materials to support your application. These should be sent via email to latincenterscholarships@gmail.com. Required supplementary materials include:

    • A resume detailing your academic and extracurricular achievements.

    • A personal statement that gives insight into your aspirations and how the scholarship would impact your future.

    • Your most recent transcript to verify your academic performance.

    • Letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to your character and accomplishments.

    • Documentation of your community service efforts, highlighting your contributions and engagement.

    • Proof of financial eligibility, demonstrating your need for financial assistance.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Submission: March 15, 2024. It is crucial that applicants submit their applications and all supplementary materials by this date to ensure their application is considered.

We encourage all eligible students to apply, taking this opportunity to further their education and honor the legacy of Minerva Marrero. Together, we can build a future where every student has the resources they need to succeed.

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