At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Amigas Latinas Offers Scholarships

Founded in 1995, Amigas Latinas is an organization whose mission is to empower Latina lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning women by providing a safe environment, personal growth, support, education, and advocacy to impact family, friends and the larger communities we live in. Amigas Latinas’ Vision is to celebrate who you are with pride and acceptance, without boundaries or limitations, fearlessly and unapologetically.

Amigas Latinas seeks young Latina LGBTQQ student activists for several scholarships ranging $500 -$1,000. Qualifications include:
  1. Proof of llinois residency
  2. Entering or enrolled in college
  3. Demonstrated advocacy work for the LGBTQQ community
Amigas Latinas is willing to consider providing funds to support a Gay/Straight Alliance at a highly Latino populated high school in Illinois. A sponsor may apply on behalf of the group.

To apply, send the following to Alicia Vega, Amigas Latinas, 3656 N Halsted, Chicago, IL 60613,
  1. Cover Letter with name, address, phone # & email address
  2. Essay addressing the reasons why Amigas Latinas should select you for the Amigas Latinas’ scholarship. [500 words or less.]
  3. Proof of college acceptance or enrollment.
Emailed documents are encouraged.

Deadline for applications is post marked or emailed by June 1, 2011.
Scholarship awardees will be notified by June 15, 2011 and checks will be presented at the Amigas Latinas’ Gala in July.

A scholarship writing workshop will be offered at the Amiguitas meeting on May 13, 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Center on Halsted.

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