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Denny's Hungry for Education Scholarship

About the Denny's

Hungry for Education Scholarship

At United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, we know how important it is for schools across the country to identify and remove barriers that prevent students from accessing the nutrition and higher educational opportunities they need in order to learn and succeed. Currently, according to No Kid Hungry®, 22% of U.S. children under age 18 live in poverty, struggling every day with hunger that holds them back from striving to do their best in school. That’s why we have partnered with Denny’s Hungry for Education campaign, a program awarding over $200,000 in scholarships and special incentives to high school and college students for their innovative ideas on childhood hunger. For this scholarship, students will need to provide a 300-word essay (high school) or a 500-word essay (college) on how Denny’s can impact childhood hunger in their community. Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, an emphasis will be placed on the individual's essay submission. Furthermore, applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States, have at least a 2.5 GPA, and be enrolled in an accredited educational institution.

For more information, please contact Victoria Villalpando at vvillalpando@ushli.org.
Denny's Hungry for Education

Scholarship Details

  • Deadline: December 31, 2017

  • Award Amount: 5 college scholarships for $1,000 (seniors in college); 3 high school scholarships for $1,000 (seniors in high school)

  • Disbursement: Fall 2018; one non-renewable payment is mailed directly to recipient's 2-year/4-year institution.

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