HOW TO APPLY
ALL THE INFORMATION BELOW IS ALREADY PROVIDED IN THE SCHOLARSHIP LINKS ABOVE.
Requirements to qualify for the El Cinco de Mayo, Inc. Scholarship
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).
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
Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better
Be an Undergraduate or Graduate Student attending full time
If selected as a finalist, must be available to participate in personal interview (date to be announced)
If selected as a recipient, must provide a head shot photo for journal and website
If selected as a recipient, must provide update on academic year’s progress
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
If selected as a recipient, must attend Recognition events on August 1, 2019 and May 2020
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):
Personal Essay. Please include background information/future goals & aspirations (must be typed, 12 pt. font – ½” margins and limit to one page, single spaced)
1 Page Personal Resume (should include school activities, community service, sports activities, and employment, if applicable (most current only)
2 Letters of Recommendation (must be different from previously submitted, if applicable)
1 (one) official transcript, sealed (no copies needed) and included in application packet
Must be postmarked no later than midnight Monday, March 2, 2020
Mail to: El Cinco de Mayo, Inc. For questions please contact us at: ATTN: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 17373
Colorado Springs, CO 80935-7373
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)
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 Saturday, June 1, 2019