2017 VALHEN Scholarship Program

Applications are open for the 2017 VALHEN Scholarship Programnull

Scholarship awards are for one year and will be paid directly to the recipient’s college or university to cover tuition, books, and/or fees.

Application Deadline:
October 3, 2016

Application available at:
Valhen Scholarship Program

Awards Ceremony
Date:  Friday, March 3, 2017
Event: VALHEN’s 2017 Encuentro
Place: Hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University

For additional information or questions, please contact:  scholarships@valhen.org or visit http://www.valhen.org/scholarships

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be of Latino/Hispanic heritage;
  • Live in Virginia;
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale);
  • Be a graduate of a Virginia high school and either have been accepted to, or be already enrolled as a full-time student in, a degree-granting public or private Virginia college or university;
  • Be able to demonstrate leadership through involvement in school and in the community, government, non-profit organization, work/job duties, or in another manner not mentioned here.
  • Important Note: An essay of 300-500 words is required of all applicants.

Finalists will be required to submit:

  • An official transcript
  • Contact information for three references: 1) a teacher; 2) a peer; 3) a non-teacher (but not family member). References will be contacted by VALHEN.
  • An interview may be required.

Winners will be contacted by VALHEN, and will be:

  • Present at the March 2017 Encuentro Luncheon to receive the award. Winners will receive complimentary ticket for parent or guardian.

Winners will be required to sign a waiver allowing VALHEN to post his/her bio and photo on the VALHEN website and to use this information in a Press Release announcing the scholarship winners.

The Virginia Latino Higher Education Network

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