About the Scholarship
Since 1982, USHLI has awarded over $1.3 million in scholarships and internships to students from disenfranchised groups. Most notably, the Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders seeks to recognize Hispanics students who share Dr. Andrade’s lifelong commitment to servant leadership.
Recipients will receive two non-renewable scholarships:
- conference scholarship to attend the 38th USHLI National Conference
- An academic scholarship ($1,000 for a 4-year institution or $500 for a 2-year institution) for undergraduate students.
Application November 30, 2019, at 11:59 PM CT.
Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time undergraduate students, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or Undocumented). Recipients must also be available to attend the 37th USHLI National Conference in Chicago, IL, from February 14-17, 2019.
- Tell us about your background – In 500 words or more, describe your most significant achievement? Did you overcome any obstacles or challenges? If so, how? (Required)
- What are your short-term and long-term goals? – In 500 words or more, describe what you would you like to accomplish academically, socially, and/or professionally? How will this benefit your community? What can USHLI do to help you achieve your goals? (Required)
- Optional Essay – What else would you like to share with us that is relevant to your application being selected for this scholarship?
- Portrait Picture – Applicants must submit a recent photograph (high-resolution, color, size: 2.5 x 3.5 ratios, PNG, JPG, or GIF). The picture should be suitable (headshot) for use in any printed literature announcing the recipients. Selfies are not accepted.
- Resume – Applicants must submit a one-page resume in PDF format of their work experience, academic accomplishments, and other relevant information.
- Unofficial Transcript – Applicants must submit the most updated transcript. e.i. (College freshmen please submit your high school transcript). All transcripts must be uploaded as a PDF document in the application.
- Letters of Recommendation – Applicants must submit two (2) letters of recommendation that meet the following requirements: letters should focus on the applicant’s leadership abilities and past academic performance, while also indicating an ability or desire to effectively serve their community. The application will require you to submit your references’ contact information. Once you submit your application, we email them instructions on how to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf. All letters of recommendation are due November 30, 2018.