Wednesday, March 16, 2011

NCLR's 5th Annual Latino Leaders Scholarship Program

Funded by Best Buy, program recognizes Latino advocacy

WASHINGTON, DC The Best Buy Children’s Foundation and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) proudly announce the launch of the fifth annual NCLR–Best Buy Emerging Latino Leaders Scholarship Program.  The scholarship will award a total of $25,000 to four graduating Hispanic high school seniors throughout the United States.  The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 15 and winners will be announced in May 2011.  

The program will award four scholarships:
  • One grand prize winner will receive a one-time payment of $15,000.
  • One winner will receive a one-time payment of $5,000.
  • Two winners will each receive a one-time payment of $2,500.
“The opportunities that this scholarship provides for students are immeasurable,” said Delia Pompa, NCLR Vice President of Education.  “For far too long the burgeoning costs of college tuition have been a major obstacle to the Hispanic community’s ability to attend college.  This scholarship significantly aides future Hispanic leaders and their ability to prepare themselves to adequately advocate for the rights of Hispanic Americans.”

Applicants must submit an essay detailing their role as an advocate for the Latino community.  For more information, and to apply online, please visit the NCLR–Best Buy Emerging Latino Leaders Scholarship Program
NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.  For more information on NCLR, please visit, or follow us on Twitter | Facebook | MySpace.

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