School scholarships available
February 6, 2013 · Print This Article
The Esperanza Scholarship Program annually awards college scholarships to eligible Hispanic students who reside in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties. Over the last 30 years, Esperanza has aided over 1,000 young Hispanics attending college; we awarded 93 scholarships in 2012.
For your information, below are the criteria that the students must follow in order to apply and be considered. The applicant must:
Be a resident of Cuyahoga or Lorain County in Ohio
Born in a Hispanic country or have at least one parent who is fully Hispanic.
Hispanic students who are either American citizens or US legal residents that are Permanent Resident Card holders.
Be graduating from high school or be enrolled full-time in college
Have a Student Aid Report (SAR) that proves that the FAFSA was filed and processed and demonstrates financial need
Have achieved a minimum high school grade-point average of 2.5 based on a 4.0 scale at the time of application (GPA must appear on the student’s high school transcript)
Have participated in extracurricular activities and school or community service
Take either the SAT or ACT (high school students only)
Applicants will be evaluated based on their academic achievements, quality of personal statements, reference letters, individual interviews, and family income. Students can download a copy of the application at www.esperanzainc.org/scholarships. The deadline to submit the application is Friday, March 22, 2013.
Please contact Zoraida at 216-651-7178 if you have questions.