Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders

Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders


  • Deadline: December 29, 2017 at 11:59 PM CST
  • Award Amount: a full scholarship to attend USHLI’s 36th National Conference in Chicago and a one time non-renewable $1,000 scholarship (4-year university) or $500 scholarship (2-year college)
  • Disbursement: Fall 2018 & Spring 2019; two payments will be mailed directly to the recipient’s institution.
  • Apply Here

Since 1982 USHLI has awarded over $1.3 million in scholarships and internships to students from the Latino community and similarly disenfranchised groups. Most notably, the Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders seeks to recognize Hispanics students who share Dr. Andrade’s lifelong commitment to servant leadership.

Qualifications: Applicant must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or Undocumented). Recipients must also be available to attend the 36th National USHLI Conference in Chicago, IL, February 15-18, 2018.

Requirements The scholarship application is not considered complete until the following documents are received

  • Background Essay

Applicants must submit a 500-1000 word self-description in PDF format including his/her family history (parents, siblings), life and/or work experiences that have influenced the applicant, and pertinent extracurricular and community involvement activities.

  • Leadership Essay

Applicants must submit a 500-1000 word analysis in PDF format that describes the most pervasive issue in their community. How will they address it? How will their education and career experience help them address this issue?

  • Optional Essay

What else would you like to share with us that is relevant to your application being selected for this scholarship?

  • Résumé

Applicants must submit a one-page resume in PDF format of their work experience, academic accomplishments, and other relevant information.

  • Portrait Picture

Applicants must submit a recent photograph (high-resolution, color, size: 2.5 x3.5 ratios, PNG, JPG, or GIF). The picture should be suitable (head shot) for use in any printed literature announcing the recipients.

  • Transcript

Applicants must submit the most updated transcript. e.i. (College freshmen please submit your high school transcript). All transcripts must be attached as a PDF document to this form. Unofficial Transcripts are accepted.

  • Letters of Recommendation

Applicants must submit three (3) letters of recommendation that meet the following requirements: letters should focus on the applicant’s leadership abilities and past academic performance, while also indicating an ability or desire to effectively serve their community; individuals submitting letters of recommendation should have worked closely with the applicant in an academic, professional, or community service setting. Letters must be emailed to Adrian Calderon at by January 5, 2018.

UWM Emergency Grant

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s emergency aid program provides assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies. This assistance was created to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future.

Students can be awarded up to $1,000 for non-academic expenses (e.g., car repairs, medical bills, rent, utilities, child care, food, etc.).

Learn more about the grant at:

Apply at:

Students also can stop by the Dean of Students Office in Union 345 to learn more and apply.

Give to the UWM Forward Scholars Student Emergency Fund (6020).

Please consider making a contribution to the Emergency Fund. Any size contribution is welcome as this is truly a community effort.

To make a contribution go to In the Designation box, click “other” and enter “UWM Fund 6020.” All of your contributions will go directly to the student emergency grant.

Work, Intern, Volunteer & Research Abroad

The Education Abroad Knowledge Community’s (EA KC) Subcommittee on Work, Internships, Volunteer and Research Abroad (WIVRA) compiled a list of scholarships and awards for students seeking experiential learning programs abroad. Advisors can share this resource as a whole, or by specific program type, with students as they navigate the aid available for these types of experiences.