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2018 Scholarships

2018 Scholarship Applications are Now CLOSED!

Thank you for your applications!

We look forward to your submissions next year!


QUALIFICATIONS


To be eligible to apply to the scholarship program, applicants must:

  • Currently attend, enrolled in or accepted into in an accredited post-high school educational institution** including 2 or 4 year college or university or vocational, technical or trade school in the United States or its territories
  • Currently reside or have certain and established plans to reside in one of the following counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Westmoreland or Washington County
  • Demonstrate unmet financial need of at least $1,000 after the financial aid award package has been determined
  • Have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry (at least one of applicant’s grandparents must be Hispanic)
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Enroll as a full-time student
  • Community involvement is preferred

** Approved accredited institutions are defined as Title IV eligible, accredited, post-secondary two- or four-year colleges or universities, vocational, or technical schools in the United States.


The PMAHCC Foundation Scholarship Program accepts applications for the annual scholarship program from January 1 until April 30 for the scholastic year starting in the fall. Students must respond to all PMAHCCF requests for verification and transcripts in order to be eligible.

Grant amounts are evaluated for each applicant depending on individual need or merit; and the foundation available funds. Not all applicants will be selected as recipients.


AWARD


· Awards range from $1,000 to $2,000

  • Recipients of the Scholarship will be awarded one grant ranging from $1,000 to $2,000, payable directly to the school the recipient is currently enrolled in or has been accepted to. 
  • Qualified candidates, including past recipient awardees, may re-apply every year, provided applicants meet the requirements described above. Awards are not renewable.


APPLICATION

Applicants must complete the application, along with the following required documentation, and deliver all documents and materials to the PMAHCCF via electronic or regular mail (described in detail below), by April 30 of each year. Applications received after April 30 will not be considered or accepted. In addition to a completed application form, applicants must provide the following:

1. CURRENT, COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF GRADES ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Official or unofficial transcript; or Student-generated online transcript of grades that includes the student and school’s name. Grade reports are NOT accepted.
  • GED Test score results

2. TYPE AN ESSAY OF NO MORE THAN 300 WORDS ANSWERING THE FOLLOWING TWO QUESTIONS:

  • How has your family background affected the way you see the world?
  •  How do you think your education will contribute to who you are in the future?


APPLICATION DEADLINE INFORMATION

All application documents and information MUST be received by April 30 of every year in which the applicant is applying.

All information received is confidential and is reviewed only by authorized PMAHCCF personnel. The PMAHCCF’s Scholarship Selection Committee selects the recipient of the Scholarship after assessing each application received. All decisions are final.




Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization 

One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Suite 4300  Pittsburgh PA 15219 U.S.A.
Phone: (412) 577-4008  Fax: (412) 255-3701 ● email: chamber@pmahcc.org

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