applying for scholarships

There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

The Chicana/Latina Foundation (CLF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to empower Chicanas/Latinas through personal, educational, and professional advancement.” Scholarship recipients must commit to attending a CLF Leadership Institute, as well as give back to CLF through personal volunteer efforts.

Scholarship: Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Chicana/Latina Foundation (CLF)

Amount: $1,500

Number of Scholarships Awarded: 30-40

Eligible Students:  Female student of Latina/Chicana heritage who have lived in the Northern California communities of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, or Yolo for at least two years. Students must be enrolled in an accredited educational program in designated counties and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

How to Apply: Complete the online application.

Deadline: March 31


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.

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Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross. Visit our website to learn more about Robyn Stewart.