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Latinos Progresando Invite Undocumented Students To Apply For Annual Scholarship

The $2,000 scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are immigrants or of Latino descent.

The 2019 Scholarship recipients at Latinos Progresando's One Community Breakfast.
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LITTLE VILLAGE — Nonprofit Latinos Progresando is accepting applications for its annual scholarship program.

High school seniors and current college students who are immigrants or of Latino descent can apply for the Miller-Perez Family Scholarship Fund, which selects two winners to receive $2,000 each for the 2021-2022 academic year, according to Maritza Guzman, development director.

The deadline to apply is April 16. The two winners will be recognized during a virtual celebration in June.

More information to apply for the scholarship can be found here. To avoid mailing issues, applicants are encouraged to mail the applications early or drop off their applications at the Latinos Progresando office, 3047 W. Cermak Road.

Applicants must be admitted to or enrolled in an undergraduate degree program or certificate program in an accredited college or university. Students must be enrolled for at least six credit hours for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

They must also demonstrate a commitment to community service and live in Cook County, according to the scholarship eligibility requirements.

The organization has been providing the scholarships to undocumented students in Chicago since 2007, Guzman said. When the award was created, there were few financial aid opportunities for undocumented students, Guzman said.

“We need support for our youth. A lot of these Dreamers have the qualifications…to be successful but the support is not there. It’s really meaningful for Latinos Progresando to help in their journey,” Guzman added.

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