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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

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. 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. Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better 

  4. Be an Undergraduate or Graduate Student attending full time 

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

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

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

  8. 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 

  9. 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): 

  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) 

  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 

  6. 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 elcincocos@gmail.com 

P.O. Box 17373 

Colorado Springs, CO 80935-7373 

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CHECKLSIT

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