Somos Foundation Scholarship

DESCRIPTION OF SCHOLARSHIP
The Utah Hispanic Business Leadership Foundation is a non-profit organization established to develop business leaders and improve business education and opportunities for Hispanic/Latino students and professionals.  The award is in recognition of academic and vocational achievement, demonstrated leadership in school, community or other service activities.  Applicants must also demonstrate a financial need.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 14, 2016

Qualifications
The applicant must:

  • Submit a complete application packet by October 14, 2016.
  • Must be in good standing and making satisfactory progress (as formally defined by the institution) toward the student’s program objective (degree, diploma, or certificate).
  • Be a student enrolled as a senior in high school, college or university, or vocational school in the state of Utah or has been recently admitted to an institution in Utah.
  • Have demonstrated leadership in school, community and/or other service organizations that promote, enhance or strengthen diversity.
  • Be living in Utah and of Hispanic/Latino descent

Scholarship Application Packets must contain:

  1. A completed and signed UHBLF (Somos) Scholarship Application with attached response to questions.  Please type your response to the following requested information on a separate sheet of paper and upload to our server. Be concise and limit your response to a total of two pages maximum.  Write a brief personal history that includes
    • Academic, professional, and personal goals.
    • Reasons why you feel you are a viable candidate for this scholarship.
    • Scholarly or vocational accomplishments, honors, special awards, or recognition you have received.
    • Community and school involvement; include leadership positions and/or activities.
    • Personal barriers/hardships you have had to overcome to achieve your educational goals.
  2.  A copy of applicant’s high school or college transcript.
  3. Two letters of recommendation.At least one letter from an individual qualified to judge your academic, leadership, and personal qualifications.Counselor or teacher recommended.

More information & application can be found here: Somos Foundation Scholarship

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