Doing Our Part to Help Young Latinos Get to College
April 19 2012
At a time when access to higher education is being questioned as a core American value, high school seniors around the country continue to seek help supporting themselves through college. To aid those seniors, the Best Buy Children’s Foundation and NCLR have again partnered for the sixth annual NCLR–Best Buy Emerging Latino Leaders Scholarship Program. Last year, Marcos Montalvo (TX), Isabella Girlado (NC), Lucero Sifuentes (NC), and Max Fresquez (NM) won this financial support for their great contributions to the Latino community.
The program offers up to $25,000 to graduating high school seniors across the nation based on their demonstrated commitment to Hispanics and aptitude to lead effective change in the issues affecting this community. NCLR and the Best Buy Children’s Foundation seek to empower future generations of Latino game-changers and raise awareness about the necessity of increasing the civic engagement of minority youth.
The program will award four scholarships to students who demonstrate an admirable use of social media and/or technology:
- One grand-prize winner will receive a one-time payment of $15,000.
- One winner will receive a one-time payment of $5,000.
- Two winners will each receive a one-time payment of $2,500.
Applications are due between April 18 and June 1, 2012. The winners will be announced in July.
If you think that you are a leading voice for your generation, tell us why and apply now! Or find more information at the NCLR Líderes Initiative website. The Líderes Initiative supports this scholarship program and is committed to bringing opportunities for leadership and advancement to Latino youth.
Issues: Líderes Initiative, Scholarships and Resources
Geography:California, Far West, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Texas