The goal of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) is to advance leadership development and educational initiatives while empowering Latinos and other similarly marginalized groups through civic engagement and research and increasing electoral participation. Through leadership development, civic participation, and research, the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) has strengthened minorities and other underprivileged groups over the past 40 years.
SPONSOR OF SCHOLARSHIP
DR JUAN ANDRADE
A Texas public school hired Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr., a graduate of the Latino Civil Rights Movement, to teach civics. Most of the students in his class were Mexican-American children, and many of them were offspring of migrant farm workers who didn’t speak any English. Dr. Andrade was sacked and arrested after three days of teaching because he used Spanish in his own classroom. Dr. Andrade was inspired by this occurrence to find a place where Latinos could find their voice and fight the status quo. The USHLI was founded in 1982 with the goal of advancing leadership and education development, strengthening minorities and other disadvantaged groups through civic participation and research, and increasing electoral participation in order to uphold the ideals and principles of democracy.
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
Students from underrepresented groups have received more than $1.3 million in scholarships and internships from USHLI since 1982. The Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders is particularly noteworthy because it honors Hispanic students who share Dr. Andrade’s lifelong dedication to servant leadership.
The deadline for applications is November 30, 2022, at 11:59 CT.
THOSE THAT ARE CHOSEN WILL GET A ONE-TIME SCHOLARSHIP
An academic award for undergraduate students ($1,000 for a 4-year college or $500 for a 2-year institution).
A travel grant for the 40th USHLI National
Applications must show a genuine need for financial assistance and be accepted for admission as full-time undergraduates at a recognized four-year or two-year college in the United States or one of its territories. There must be at least one parent with Hispanic ancestry. Non-citizens of the United States may apply (DACA or Undocumented). Undergraduate applicants must be registered full-time for the academic year running from Fall 2022 to Spring 2023. Seniors in high school, freshmen, high schoolers, and juniors in college up to age 25 are included in this.
(Two essays on leadership and background are required)
• Describe your background in 500–1,000 words. Include information about your parents, guardians, siblings, and any life or employment events that have shaped you. Finally, what is your greatest accomplishment? Have you conquered any difficulties or obstacles? How, if so?
• Leadership Essay: Write an essay of 500–1,000 words on the direction of Latinx (Hispanics) in America, the type of leadership that is required, and whatever part you hope to play in fostering that leadership. How would this help your neighborhood? What can USHLI do to support your goal-achieving?
• Optional Essay: Is there anything further you’d like to add that would help us decide whether to award you the scholarship?
• A recent portrait photo is required for applicants (high-resolution, color, size: 2.5 x 3.5 ratios, PNG, JPG, or GIF). The image (headshot) should be appropriate for use in any printed materials notifying the beneficiaries. No selfies are permitted.
• Resume – Applicants are required to submit a one-page PDF resume detailing their work history, academic achievements, and other pertinent information.
• Unofficial Transcript – Those applying must provide the most recent record (College freshmen please submit your high school transcript). All documents must be submitted in the form of a PDF file.
• Letters of Recommendation – Applicants are required to submit two (2) recommendation letters that meet the requirements listed below. The letters should highlight the applicant’s leadership qualities and prior academic accomplishments, as well as demonstrate an aptitude for or desire to provide effective community service. You must include your references’ contact information on the application. Your references will receive email directions on how to submit letters of recommendation at your behest once your application has been submitted. We ask for two references: one from an academic source, and the other from a professional or volunteer setting. Teachers, advisors, supervisors, employers, coaches, and others are just a few examples. The deadline for all recommendation letters is December 15, 2022.
Interested persons can now apply here https://www.ushli.org/dr-juan-andrade-scholarship-for-young-hispanic-leaders/