Thursday, August 25, 2011

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Scholarship and Internship Information

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
911 2nd St., N.E.
Washington, DC 20002-3501
Telephone: (202) 543-1771
Contact: Esther Aguilera, Pres. and C.E.O.
FAX: (202) 546-2143
Toll-free tel.: (800) EXCEL-DC
Limitations: Internships, including transportation reimbursement, housing, and stipends, to promising Latino undergraduate students. The Caucus also provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate Latinos as well as fellowships to allow promising Latinos to participate in public service.
Geographic focus: National
Financial data: Year ended 12/31/09: Assets, $7,286,166 (M); Expenditures, $5,451,018; Total giving, $580,162; Grants to individuals, totaling $580,162.
Type of grantmaker: Public charity
Fields of interest: Government/public administration; Leadership development; Public affairs; Hispanics/Latinos
Types of support: Fellowships; Internship funds; Graduate support; Undergraduate support; Travel grants; Stipends
Application information: Applications accepted. Application form required. Application form available on the grantmaker's web site.
Deadline(s): Jan. 31 for internships; Feb. 28 for fellowship; Apr. 15 for scholarships
Applicants should submit the following:
1) Transcripts
2) Letter(s) of recommendation
3) SAR
4) Resume
5) Financial information
6) Essay
Publications: Application guidelines.
Program description:
Scholarship Awards: This scholarship opportunity is afforded to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future. There is no GPA or major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply. Recipients will receive a one-time scholarship of: $5,000 to attend a graduate-level academic institution; $2,500 to attend a four-year academic institution; or $1,000 to attend a community college or AA/AS granting institution. Undergraduate recipients will also receive a DELL Notebook Computer and Microsoft Package. The institute will be responsible for managing the disbursement of the scholarship monies to the recipients. In a two-fold effort to monitor the progress of scholarship recipients and promote college retention, total scholarship monies will be equally divided and distributed on a yearly basis as long as recipients maintain good academic standing (i.e. if the scholarship is received as an entering freshman, the $2,500 award will be distributed in 4 equal installments of $625 a year). Scholarship awards are designed to cover tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other educational expenses associated with college enrollment.
Congressional Internship Program: This program provides college students with Congressional placements on Capitol Hill for a summer period of eight weeks (June to August) and a winter period of twelve weeks (January to April) to learn first-hand about the U.S.'s legislative processes. Housing, travel, and a $2,500 stipend are provided.
Public Policy Fellowship Program: The mission of the fellowship is to offer Latino youth the support, training, and resources needed to ultimately become the effective leaders of tomorrow. Every year, the program brings together a pool of educated and civic-minded young individuals in an effort to shape them into the next generation of Latino leaders. The institute provides participants with domestic round-trip transportation to Washington, DC; health insurance; and a gross monthly stipend of $2,200 to help cover housing and local expenses (fellows with a graduate degree receive a $2,600 monthly stipend)

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