A network for the Latino Community in Charlottesville, Virginia

2015 VALHEN Scholarship Program

 Apply for the 2015 VALHEN Scholarship Program today at:   
 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-valhen-scholarship-applications-tickets-16962405010  
                   
Applications accepted until Monday, July 20th, 2015
                   Winners will be notified by:  Friday, September 4, 2015 
    Awarded on:  Friday, October 9, 2015  at VALHEN's 2015 Encuentro,
                  hosted by James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA   
 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA -- Applicants must

Be of Latino/Hispanic Heritage
Live in Virginia
Have a minimum 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
Be a graduate of a Virginia high school and either have been accepted to, or be already enrolled full-time, in a degree-granting public or private Virginia college or university
Be able to demonstrate leadership through involvement in school, the community, government, non-profit organization, work/job duties, and/or in another manner not mentioned here
Demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA or the FAFSA4Caster (if you are not eligible for FAFSA)
Required to give permission to VALHEN to share personal information with other colleges for scholarship opportunities as well as other organizations for internship and job opportunities

Important note: An essay of 300-500 words is required of ALL applicants.  

 

FINALISTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT:

An official transcript
Contact information for three references: 1) a teacher; 2) a peer; 3) a non-teacher reference (but not a family member). References will be contacted by VALHEN
An interview may be required
 

WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY VALHEN, AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO:

Be present at the VALHEN 2015 Encuentro, hosted by James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, on Friday, October 9th, 2015.
Required to sign a waiver allowing VALHEN to post his/her bio and photo on the VALHEN website and to use this information in a Press Release announcing the Scholarship winners.
 

FOUR SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE AWARDED:

One VALHEN-CVC Campaign Scholarship ($1,700)
One Mario Colon Rivadeneira Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
Two VALHEN Scholarships ($1,000 each)

NOTE: Scholarship awards are for one-year and will be paid directly to the recipient's college or university to cover tuition, books, and/or fees.

To our sponsors and to all who contributed to the Scholarship Program via the
CVC Campaign, we thank you for your generosity!
For additional information, please visit www.valhen.org/scholarships or contact scholarships@valhen.org.