Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala
Scholarship URL: http://montgomeryhispanicgala.org/scholarship.html
The Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala came into being when a group of Hispanic County employees and community leaders instituted the event as a way to raise funds and visibility about developing highly educated Latino professionals while providing critical financial assistance that will increase graduation rates from post-secondary education in Montgomery County and the State of Maryland.
The Maryland Hispanic Achievement Scholarship is open to all qualifying students from our diverse community in the state of Maryland.
All communications between the Scholarship Review Committee and the student will be via email. The Scholarship Review Committee has the right to select several candidates for an interview. Selected interviewees are notified of the date, time, and place of their interview.
Not all persons selected to be interviewed will be awarded the scholarship. Those that are awarded a scholarship will be notified via e-mail.
Scholarships are awarded on a yearly basis and are a one-time award for the selected students.
Scholarship funds of $2,000.00 will be disbursed to the Spring of the following year and are paid directly to the student’s school. Payments are made when evidence of current registration in the applicable semester or quarter of at least 6 credits has been received.
The committee reserves the right to make exceptions based on the qualifications and/or extenuating circumstances of the applicant.
If awarded, the Scholar acknowledges and agrees to the following:
Participate in a production walk-thru at The Fillmore during the month of August
Attend the Gala Event on scheduled date
Provide a digital professional photograph of self
- High school/College/University grade point average of 2.5 or greater
- Must have graduated from a Maryland High School or obtained a Maryland GED in the last four years.
- Must attend a Maryland College or University in the Spring next year
- Significant contribution of voluntary community service during the last 12 months.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen, Resident or Dreamer, as defined by the Maryland Dream Act.
- Must have proof of financial need to continue higher education
- Completed Online Application
- 500 Word Essay Question (not more that 500 words) How growing up in a diverse community influenced your life and how will this affect your career choices in the future?
- Letter of recommendation from academic advisor, teacher, or professor (to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Letter of recommendation from community organization
- Document with proof of family finances. SUBMIT ONLY ONE OF ANY OF THESE DOCUMENTS (2015 Income Tax Return; Copy of 2016 FAFSA; 2015 W-2 Forms or 1099; or Documentation of Unemployment)