THE CONTEST IS CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS.
The four students to receive scholarship funds toward their postsecondary education are
- Marcos Montalvo ( Houston, TX) in the amount of $15,000,
- Isabella Girlado (Holly Spring, NC) in the amount of $5,000
- Lucero Sifuentes (East Flat Rock, NC) in the amount of $2,500
- Max Fresquez (Penasco, NM) in the amount of $2,500
The Best Buy Children’s Foundation and National Council of La Raza (NCLR) are proud to launch the fifth NCLR-Best Buy Emerging Latino Leaders Scholarship Program, which will award $25,000 in scholarships to graduating Hispanic high school seniors throughout the United States.
Starting March 10, 2011, online applications and essays will be accepted. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 15, 2011 and winners will be announced in May 2011.
The program will award four scholarships
- One grand prize winner will receive a one-time payment of $15,000.
- One winner will receive a one-time payment of $5,000.
- Two winners will each receive a one-time payment of $2,500.
Applicants will be asked to address the following topic in an essay:
NCLR Advocacy and Empowerment Background
Consistent with its mission to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans, NCLR believes that advocacy, civic engagement, and community-based support are essential parts of any community empowerment strategy. The NCLR Líderes Initiative works to develop and empower new leadership—corporate executives, public officials, activists, and organizers—that will serve their communities and promote social justice at local and national levels. By recognizing rising leaders, we raise awareness about the importance of community service and civic engagement among today’s youth.
How are you an advocate for the Latino community? Tell us about who you are, how you became involved in the advocacy work that you are currently doing, and what you consider some of the highlights and challenges of your most recent experiences. Please give examples of your community service and civic engagement work. How has your advocacy developed your leadership skills? How will you continue to advocate for the Latino community in the future?