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**Note change in transcripts: You may include official transcript in
your application packet, OR have them emailed to elcincocos@gmail.com

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

CONGRATULATIONS

2019/2020 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

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HOW TO APPLY

ALL THE INFORMATION BELOW IS ALREADY PROVIDED IN THE SCHOLARSHIP LINKS ABOVE.

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REQUIREMENTS

Requirements to qualify for the El Cinco de Mayo, Inc. Scholarship

  1. Must fall within the definition of “underserved” (someone who does not have the financial resources and/or has inadequate support, guidance, assistance and/or would be the first in their family to attend/graduate from college; and/or who is facing adversity in life due to their socio-economic situation).

  2. For Armendariz scholarship - Must plan to (or currently) attend a higher education institution in El Paso County and/or - be a Resident of El Paso County in Colorado

  3. For El Cinco de Mayo, Inc. scholarship “must be an El Paso County resident”

  4. Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better 2.8 for Armendariz scholarship

  5. Be an Undergraduate or Graduate Student attending full time

  6. If selected as a finalist, must be available to participate in personal interview (date to be announced)

  7. If selected as a recipient, must provide a head shot photo for journal and website

  8. If selected as a recipient, must provide update on academic year’s progress

  9. If selected as a recipient, must volunteer with El Cinco de Mayo Inc for a minimum of 10 hours for the academic year they are selected

  10. If selected as a recipient, must attend 2 MANDATORY Recognition events – May 4 and July 30, 2024.

APPLY & MAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Applications must be submitted by mail and meet deadline date

Collate into sets, 4 copies and the ORIGINAL for each of the following (total of 5):

  1. Scholarship Application

  2. Personal Essay. Please include background information/future goals & aspirations (must be typed, 12 pt. font – ½” margins and limit to one page, single spaced)
    a. For Armendariz application - Statement and background about self ~Future Goals ~Indicate what “honor and commitment” mean to you ~How important is your cultural background, and why?

  3. 1 Page Personal Resume (should include school activities, community service, sports activities, and employment, if applicable (most current only)

  4. 2 Letters of Recommendation (must be different from previously submitted, if applicable)

  5. 1 (one) official transcript, sealed (no copies needed) and included in application packet. **Note change in transcripts: You may include official transcript in your application packet, OR have them emailed to elcincocos@gmail.com by the institution

  6. Must be postmarked no later than Midnight March 1, 2024.

 

Mail to: El Cinco de Mayo, Inc. For questions please contact us at: ATTN: Scholarship Committee elcincocos@gmail.com 

P.O. Box 17373 

Colorado Springs, CO 80935-7373 

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CHECKLIST

Please use the list below to check off items as you have completed them for your application packet.

 

Please collate into completed application sets, NOT individual item sets. 

  • Transcript -1 Official Sealed (include in application packet) **Note change in transcripts: You may include official transcript in your application packet, OR have them emailed by the institution to elcincocos@gmail.com

  • Application - 4 copies plus original (5 total) 

  • Personal essay - 4 copies plus original (5 total) 

  • One-page Resume - 4 copies plus original (5 total) 

  • Two Letters of Recommendation - 4 copies plus original (5 total) 

 

Incomplete information will disqualify your application. 

Mail to post office box as indicated above. 

Must be postmarked no later than Midnight March 1, 2024. 

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