The Anhelo Project is a non-for-profit organization that consists of a group of student leaders and professionals from various educational institutions and community based organizations in Chicago. Our goal is to support undocumented students, many of whom despite growing up in the United States and earning a high school diploma, continuously face challenging road blocks when pursuing a post-secondary education. One major obstacle being financial need due to ineligibility to apply for federal and state financial aid.
The Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship will be awarded to deserving undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate leadership, academic competitiveness, community involvement, and financial need.
The Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
* Be an Illinois resident attending a college or university located within the State of Illinois.
* An undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full-time for the Spring 2018/Fall 2018 semester at an accredited college or university located in the State of Illinois.
* Be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA minimum of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale.
* Should demonstrate leadership through community involvement either on and/or off campus.
* Must demonstrate ineligibility for federal financial assistance and financial hardships for Spring 2018 semester and 2018-2019 Academic year.
* The Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship recipients must commit 20 hours of volunteer time to the Anhelo Project events during the following academic year.
* Holders of F-1 student visas and international students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
* DACA recipients are eligible to apply due to ineligibility for federal financial assistance.
Applicants must submit the following supporting documents in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 26, 2018 at 11:59PM
***Incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship***
1. The Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship application (must be submitted by January 26, 2018 at 11:59PM).
2. Two Letters of recommendation on letterhead:
* One from an advisor, counselor, professor or college administrator stating your academic success.
* One from an advisor, professor, college administrator or community organization stating how your undocumented status has impacted your financial hardships for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Both letters need be signed and submitted by recommender, in PDF format to email@example.com by January 26, 2018 at 11:59PM.
3. Copy of official transcripts. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted with a written statement explaining why you cannot submit official transcripts at this time.
4. Resume and/or CV
5. Proof of income - a scanned copy, of your (and spouse’s if applicable) and/or your parents’ 2016 Federal income tax returns and W2 forms (NO EXCEPTIONS). If you were born after January 1, 1993 you must submit parent income tax forms and W2's.
6. Signed application checklist.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You cannot save this application and come back to it later. It must be completed in its entirety at once, in order to be properly submitted.