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Alumni Scholarships

Now Accepting Applications to the Roberto Gracia and Sal Castro Meorial Scholarships for CLYLP Alumni
DEADLINE TO APPLY: December 10, 2016

CLYLP Scholarships are available to alumni throughout the various stages of their academic careers.  The Roberto Gracia Memorial Scholarship is offered every year, and other scholarship opportunities may arise throughout the year with new partnerships. Alumni are encouraged to continuously check this page.

ROBERTO GRACIA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
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. The scholarship is awarded annually to incoming freshman, transfer students and graduate students based on academic strength and financial need.

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for the Roberto Gracia Memorial Scholarship, applicants must fulfill ALL of the following requirements:

  • Be an alumni of the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (includes Sacramento Leadership Conference, Los Angeles Institute or San Joaquin Valley Institute)
  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university  (undergraduate or graduate student)
  • Have a 3.0 G.P.A. or higher
  • Submit a complete application via email by the deadline

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
The Roberto Gracia Memorial Scholarship application consists of 4 sections:

  • Section 1: Background Information
  • Section 2: Two Essay Questions
  • Section 3: Letter of Recommendation/
  • Section 4: Supporting documents
    • Official school transcript
    • Current financial aid award letter or statement of financial need
    • Current resume
  • NOTE: Please include your name on each page of your documents or PDF as one file

HOW TO APPLY
To apply to the Roberto Gracia Memorial Scholarship, download the application here:
Download Application

DEADLINE TO APPLY
Saturday, December 10, 2016.

SAL CASTRO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
CLYLP is happy to announce that one scholarship will be given to a CLYLP alumnus in memory of Sal Castro. 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. After retiring from a 43-year career in teaching, he continued to fight for students' rights to receive a quality education and learn their history, and inspired students to take the reins of their education. 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.

The scholarship will be given to a CLYLP alumnus pursuing a career in education, including teaching, education administration, education programming, or education policy.

REQUIREMENTS AND HOW TO APPLY
CLYLP alumni interested in being considered for the Sal Castro Memorial Scholarship must complete the application for the Roberto Gracia Memorial Scholarship and check off the appropriate box to be considered. All the same requirements and deadlines apply as listed above.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information or questions please contact: scholarship@clylp.org.