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Announcing the 2013 Roberto Gracia and Sal Castro Memorial Scholarships for CLYLP Alumni!

Now Available Online

June 28, 2013

Dear CLYLP Alumni and Friends:

Each year CLYLP offers scholarships open exclusively to CLYLP Alumni. The Roberto Gracia Memorial Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshman, transfer students, undergraduate and graduate students. And this year CLYLP is excited to announce the Sal Castro Memorial Scholarship open to students interested in pursuing careers in education.


The Robert Gracia Memorial Scholarship is named after one of the CLYLP's most dedicated volunteers who was committed to developing the leadership potential of California's youth.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be an alumnus of the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (includes Sacramento Leadership Conference and regional institutes in Fresno and Los Angeles)
  • Be enrolled full time at an accredited college or university
  • Have a 3.0 G.P.A. or higher
  • Submit a complete application with all supporting documentation via email by the July 13th deadline

Please visit the CLYLP Alumni Scholarships webpage to download the application.


In honor of education activist Sal Castro, CLYLP will give one scholarship to a CLYLP alumnus pursuing a career related to education. Mr. Castro was a fervent education activist whose mission was to awaken the leadership spirit of every youth he encountered. His role in the Chicano student walkouts of 1968 highlighted the inequalities and discrimination in the Los Angeles educational system.  Sal was a devoted CLYLP volunteer, he was one of CLYLP's longest running speakers at the Sacramento Leadership Conference (SLC), having presented at every SLC since the project started in 1982.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Meet all the requirements for the Roberto Gracia Memorial Scholarship listed above
  • Must possess a desire to pursue a career in education, including teaching, education administration, education programming, or education policy.

For more information visit www.clylp.org or contact scholarships@clylp.org.

Kind regards,



Norma Dominguez, President ('96 Alumna)
President, Board of Directors

Board of Directors
Norma Dominguez
Wells Fargo Bank

President Elect
Fernando Ramirez
Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor
Mark Ridley-Thomas

Vice President of Program Planning
Pablo Rodriguez
Communities for New California
(CNC) and CNC Education Fund

Vice President of Fundraising
Veronica Villalobos Cruz
Association of Independent 
California Colleges and Universities

Student President
Arturo Rodriguez 
Immediate Past President
Max Espinoza
California State Assembly
Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez

Vice President of Alumni Affairs
Gloria Michael Leon 
Ek & Ek

Juan Sanchez
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Carlos Illingworth
Vons, a Safeway Company

Eric Z. Guerra
Office of Assemblymember
Al Maratsuchi 
Veronica Rodriguez
Office of Senate President pro Tem
Senate Majority Caucus

Lennies M. Gutierrez
Comcast Cable

Brian Green
California State Senate

Iris Zuniga
Youth Policy Institute

Jessie Ryan
Campaign for College Opportunity
Olgalilia Ramirez
Office of Assemblymember
Roger Dickinson 
Tomasa Dueñas
Office of Assemblymember
Bill Quirk
Michele Siqueiros
Campaign for College Opportunity
The Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project, Inc. is a non-profit tax-exempt organization. (Tax ID # 94-3069819)
Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project  PO Box 161566  Sacramento, CA 95816