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Descriptions and Criteria

Click Here to download the Chicano Latino Coalition Scholarship application form. PLEASE REMEMBER
If you do not have the required paperwork for any of the scholarships below, your application will not be processed.

Please e-mail your documents to chlc@swccd.edu, or hand deliver them to our Chicano / Latino Coalition Chairs:

Alma Aguilar
Academic Chair
Professor of Political Science
School of Social Sciences, Business and Humanities
SWC Main Campus
(619) 421-6700 x5641
aaguilar@swccd.edu

Veronica Cadena Administrative Secretary
Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)
SWC - César Chávez Student Center
(619) 421-6700 x5493
vcadena@swccd.edu


Cesar E. Chavez Scholarship
The Southwestern College Chicano Latino Coalition, in conjunction with the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation will award this scholarship.

AWARD DETAILS:
  • 1 Winner = $1,000
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • 3.5 Grade Point Average
  • 30 Transferable Units
  • Currently enrolled in 6 or more units at Southwestern College.
EXTRA CURRICULAR / VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:
  • Student must demonstrate verifiable community service, and student leadership or extra-curricular activity involvement in school or community.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Student must demonstrate history of financial hardship. (i.e. FAFSA / E.O.P.S. recipient.)
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Additional consideration will be given to applicants who provided community service in disadvantaged communities.
  • Compose a 500 type essay on what Cesar Chavez meant on "living his life giving service to others". (Written on a Microsoft Word document.)

A.B. 540 Scholarship
The Chicano Latino Coalition promotes education and leadership development in the Southwestern College Community.

AWARD DETAILS:
  • 1 Winner  = $1,000
  • Applicant must be identified as an AB 540 Student
  • Former winners may NOT apply
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • 2.8 Grade Point Average.
  • Must have a declared academic goal.
  • 6 Southwestern College units completed.
  • Currently enrolled in 6 or more units at Southwestern College.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Provide copy of Student Education Plan (SEP)
  • 2 Letters of recommendation

Classified Professional Scholarship
For the Southwestern College classified professional who are members of the Chicano Latino Coalition. This scholarship promotes personal and professional growth in education.

AWARD DETAILS:
  • 1 Winner  = $1,000
  • Former winners may NOT apply.
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • Applicant must be a paid active Chicano Latino Coalition Member.
  • Must be a contract employee full-time or part-time of Southwestern College
  • Must have completed 6 or more units
  • Have a minimum 2.8 GPA
  • Must be enrolled in 6 or more undergraduate units leading to a degree at a regionally accredited college or university or 3 or more graduate units per term in a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • Must submit an educational plan that shows applicant is moving towards a degree.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • 2 Letters of recommendation.
  • At least 1 letter of recommendation must be from his/her supervisor.
  • Compose a 500 word, grammatically correct, typed essay on how Cesar Chavez impacted your life.(Written on a Microsoft Word document.)

Community Service Scholarship
The Chicano Latino Coalition promotes education and leadership development in the Southwestern College community.

AWARD DETAILS:
  • 1 Winner  =$1,000
  • Former winners may NOT apply.
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • 2.8 Grade Point Average
  • Must declare a major
  • Currently enrolled in 6 or more units at Southwestern College.
  • Provide a copy of Student Educational Plan (SEP).
EXTRA CURRICULAR / VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:
  • Must show proof of community service (i.e. This may also includes student government or club activties. [ASO] 
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be receiving financial aid.
  • Submit proof of financial need. 
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • One of the recommendation letters must be from the agency, organization, club, or other group that you provided community service.
  • Compose a 500 word, grammatically correct, typed essay on how  Cesar Chavez exemplary life impacted your life style. (Written on a Microsoft Word document.)

Transfer Scholarship
The Chicano Latino Coalition promotes education for students transfering to a higher educational institution.

AWARD DETAILS:
  • 1 Winner  = $1,000
  • Former winners may NOT apply.
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • 3.0 Grade Point Average or higher
  • 24 minimum units completed
  • 24 units that are transferable higher educational institution.
  • Currently enrolled in 6 or more units at Southwestern College.
  • Provide a copy of Student Educational Plan (SEP).
  • Must be declared a transfer student in completing satisfactorily transfer requirements.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be receiving financial aid.
  • Submit proof of financial need.
  • 2 Letters of recommendation.

Career Technical Scholarship
The Chicano Latino Coalition promotes education for students transfering to a vocational school.

AWARD DETAILS:
  • 1 Winner  = $1,000
  • Former winners may NOT apply.
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • 2.8 Grade Point Average.
  • Must have declared a vocational technical transfer.
  • 12 minimum units completed
  • Currently enrolled in 12 or more units at Southwestern College.
  • Provide a copy of Student Educational Plan (SEP).
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • 2 Letters of recommendation.
  • Must be receiving financial aid.
  • 2 Letters of recommendation.
Last updated: 12/4/2013 11:47:59 AM