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    HispanoFest Scholarship

    Must be of Latino origin.
    Incoming freshman or a continuing full-time student.
    Must be at least 17 years of age.
    Must live in Bellwood, Berkeley, Broadview, Elmwood Park, Forest Park, Franklin Park, Hillside, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, River Grove, Schiller Park, Stone Park or Westchester.
    You must be available for an interview with the HispanoFest Committee.
    Present proof of income by supplying parents W-2 Form or if student lives alone their W-2 form.
    Submit 2 essays - the name of  the applicant is NOT to be stated in the body of the essay:
    Heritage Essay/Background Information - 250-500 words that describe your family origin and educational background.
    Leadership essay of 500-750 words (not more than 3 pages) in answering the following questions:
    What is leadership in the Hispanic Community?
    What leadership contribution can, you, or will you provide?
    How can future potential candidates be influenced to become leaders?
    Winners will be required to attend and participate as a volunteer in HispanoFest activities and recruit two other volunteers.
    Must submit two letters of recommendation from persons who have known them e.g. high school teacher or counselor, employer, pastor/priest, academic advisor, coach, etc. (no family recommendations.
    Supply a transcript of your high school or college coursework.
    Complete the HispanoFest application.
    Cumulative 2.5 G.P.A. is needed for renewal of the award; transcripts must be submitted at the end of the semester.
       •  Check the web site www.hispanofest.org for an up-to-date application, changes in requirements and/or deadline date changes.

    Deadline for application is usually in July. Check the website for changes in the deadline date.

    HispanoFest, Inc.
    P.O. Box 1902
    Melrose Park IL 60161
    (708) 296-7006
    Email: Hispanofest@yahoo.com

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