2013-2014 ILACHE Scholarship Application

The Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE) is pleased to offer two $1000 scholarships to Latino/a students in Illinois who exhibit outstanding commitment to learning, community service, and leadership.

ILACHE is an action oriented, independent advocacy group for Latinos in higher education in the areas of access and equity as it relates to employment, college admission, and legislation in the State of Illinois.

---- SELECTION PROCESS ----

By submitting an ILACHE application, applicants consent to verification by the ILACHE Scholarship Committee of the information furnished herein. Selection will be based on careful review of the following areas:

1) campus involvement;
2) community involvement;
3) academic achievements and goals; and
4) career aspirations.

To be considered, an applicant must be an Illinois high school senior or undergraduate college student who will enroll full-time, starting in the fall term of the 2013-2014 school year, at a four- or two-year regionally accredited college or university in the State of Illinois. The ILACHE Scholarship Committee will verify enrollment before scholarship awards are disbursed.

Past awardees are ineligible.


---- APPLICATION ----

Applications are considered complete when a scholarship application, essay, and all required supporting documents are received. Letters of recommendation and the official transcript must be collected by you (the applicant) in sealed envelopes and mailed together. Applications are considered incomplete and will not be processed if any of the following parts are missing:

1) ILACHE Scholarship Application Form
Fill-in all fields and submit online by clicking the "Submit" button that is below at the end of this form.

2) Personal Statement (Maximum 500 words)
The essay is part of the ILACHE Scholarship Application Form. It must be submitted online by clicking the "Submit" button that is below at the end of this form.

3) Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
At least one letter must be written by a current or past teacher or faculty member who can speak about an applicant's academic experience, community service, and leadership activities. Letters must be submitted in a sealed envelope.

4) Transcript
Submit an '"official" transcript from the high school or college you currently attend. Transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope.

Mail letters of recommendation and transcript to:

Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE)
Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 409368
Chicago, IL 60640


---- DEADLINE & ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS----

Complete applications with all required supporting documents must be "postmarked" by May 1, 2013. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

Scholarship winners will be announced on the ILACHE website in June. An official recognition and introduction to the membership will take place at the annual ILACHE Conference.


---- MORE INFORMATION ----

Visit our website or send an e-mail:

Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE)
Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 409368
Chicago, IL 60640
e-mail: scholarship@ilache.com
Website: www.ILACHE.com


    ILACHE Sholarship Application Form, 2013-2014

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