Scholarships for Mexican American Studies Majors

The Department of Mexican American Studies encourages all MAS majors to create an account thru Scholarship Universe in order to access the applications to our departmental scholarships.  Once you have created a profile with Scholarship Universe and if you are a major in our progam you will have access to apply to some, or all, of our departmental scholarships.  Please find here below a list of scholarships we offer and the requirements:

 

Consuelo I Aguilar Scholarship Fund ($1,000 Award for Spring 2017 Semester)

  • Incoming High School Senior or College Transfer
  • Must be MAS major, MAS MA candidate or MAS PhD Candidate
  • GPA must be over 3.0 to qualify
  • Previous recipients not eligible
  • Documents required as attachments:
    • Essay: attach an essay stating why student chose Mexican American Studies as a Major, explain need for this scholarship, how the funding will be used, and why they are a deserving student.  Response should not exceed two double-spaced typewritten pages. 
    • A letter of recommendation written by a community organization, a community leader or a supervisor to community work/involvement stating Student’s investment and involvement in the community of underrepresented minorities. 
  • Deadline for Spring is March 31st                  

 

Renee Jacome Majors Mexican American Studies Scholarship (2 awards of $2,000 each for Spring 2017)

  • MAS Undergraduate student
  • GPA must be over 2.5 to qualify
  • Previous recipients not eligible
  • Documents required as attachments:
    • Essay: attach an essay stating why student chose Mexican American Studies as a Major, explain need for this scholarship, how the funding will be used, and why student is a deserving student.  Response should not exceed two double-spaced typewritten pages. 
    • A letter of recommendation written by an instructor with whom the student  has taken a class.                
  • Deadline for Spring is March 31st                       

 

Richard Ruiz Memorial Scholarship (1 award of $500 for Spring 2017 Semester)

  • Preference given to first generation students
  • Must be MAS major, MAS MA candidate or MAS PhD Candidate
  • GPA must be over 3.0 to qualify
  • Documents required as attachments:
    • Essay: attach an essay stating why student chose Mexican American Studies as a Major, explain need for this scholarship, how the funding will be used, and why student is a deserving student.  Response should not exceed two double-spaced typewritten pages. 
    • A letter of recommendation written by an instructor with whom the student  has taken a class.                
    • Deadline for Spring is March 31st

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