In addition to facing many racial and social inequities, people of Latin descent make up 27% of the impoverished population in the US despite making up only 18% of the total population.
To support the Latin American community, Latin American youth must be given opportunities to succeed and open up philanthropic activity for their community.
As one small part of working on this problem, the Empower Latin Youth Scholarship by Tomas Laurinavicius will support one determined Latinx student or non-student who is passionate about giving back to their community and providing for those in need.
Applicants will write about their experience as a Latin American youth in the United States and what they hope to achieve in their career.
Tell us about your experience growing up. What do you hope to achieve with your life and career?
The application deadline is Jun 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jun 21, 2021.
The scholarship award is $500.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jun 21, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.