The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) announced that they are now accepting applications for the John S. Martinez Leadership Scholarship. NHCSL will award scholarships to eleven Hispanic public high school students that reside in the district of a Hispanic State Legislator.
Senators Donovan Dela Cruz (District 22 – Mililani Mauka, Waipi‘o Acres, Wheeler, Wahiawa, Whitmore Village, portion of Poamoho) and Michelle Kidani (District 18 – Mililani Town, portion of Waipi‘o Gentry, Waikele, Village Park, Royal Kunia), both of Hispanic descent, are encouraging students living in their districts to apply. Each recipient will be awarded a one-time $3,000 scholarship upon graduating high school and admittance into a college or university. They will also have an opportunity to meet their lawmaker and be recognized in the community for educational excellence.
“We have a plethora of promising leaders attending our Hawaii high schools,” said Sen. Kidani. “They diligently work hard day after day on their studies while participating in a variety of extra-curricular activities including giving back to their community.”
“Everyone should be afforded the opportunity for higher education, and scholarships like this make it possible,” added Sen. Dela Cruz. “This scholarship gives students the resources necessary to achieve their academic goals. We encourage all junior and senior students who meet the requirements and are attending high school in our districts to submit an application.”
To be eligible for the NHCSL John S. Martinez Leadership Scholarship, each student must be Hispanic or of Hispanic descent, a U.S. legal resident, have a 3.0 or higher grade point average, a junior or senior enrolled in a high school in Senate District 18 or 22, nominated by the school principal, teacher, guidance counselor or lawmaker, and submit an application packet.
For more information and/or to submit an application, students should visit www.nhcsl.org. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2014.
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