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Smart Cookie Scholarship Fund
Smart Cookie Scholarship Fund's Mission
Smart Cookie prepares Latina/o immigrants who are first generation college students for educational success and lives of leadership and responsibility to self, family and community. We do this by providing scholarships and facilitating an integrative support structure in order to assist students to complete AAs, BAs, and other forms of education beyond high school.
- First generation college: students who are the first in their family to attend college, parents did not attend college.
- First and second generation immigrants: we support Latina/o students who are immigrants to this country or whose parents are immigrants to this country.
The Smart Cookie Scholarship Fund supports first and second generation immigrant students from Latin America who are highly motivated and who would not otherwise receive the necessary assistance or encouragement to pursue an education beyond high school. Scholarship awards are determined on a case by case basis depending on the financial need of the student.
In addition to scholarships to finance education, the program provides advising, personal development and enrichment activities, networking opportunities, and other scholarship events to ensure students succeed at the university level and beyond. Smart Cookie aims to foster a culture of respect, commitment, pride, and community investment among our Latina/o students.
How To Apply
Thank you for your interest in applying to the Smart Cookie Scholarship Fund! Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please send all required attachments to email@example.com before 11:59 PM on May 20, 2013.
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DOWNLOAD: Fall 2013 Smart Cookie Scholarship Fund New Student Aplication (Due May 20, 2013)
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Minimum Eligibility Requirements
- Submit all application materials by date selected: application, personal statement, transcript, and a letter of recommendation.
- Be a first or second generation immigrant from Latin America.
- Be a first generation college student.
- Reside or attended high school in one of the following cities: Fremont, Newark, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Redwood City, Hayward, Union City, Santa Clara or the unincorporated area of North Fair Oaks.
- Applicants must be either: a) eligible to enroll in community college or an undergraduate program b) current undergraduate college students c) current community college students including students enrolling in a public technical training program resulting in a certificate.
- Attend a California public university or community college. Students enrolling in California private colleges or out of state colleges will not be considered.
- Demonstrated significant financial need.
- Demonstrated leadership potential and willingness to contribute to their community.
- Willingness to give back to the scholarship as a future mentor or board member.
- Be available to attend an interview in July or August if selected as a finalist.
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