El Centro de Muchos Colores

Scholarships

El Centro de Muchos Colores

Book Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2013

Freshman, sophomore, junior or seniors from any state may apply

El Centro de Muchos Colores is Fort Lewis College's thriving Hispano Resource Center actively working for improved retention and recruitment of Latino students at Fort Lewis College. $250 to $500 per year, renewable up to 4 years

Requirements:

  • Must have minimum cumulative 2.50 GPA and financial need
  • Preference given to Hispanic or multi-cultural applicants
  • Foundation Scholarship Application; academic transcript(s); listing of academic & extra curricular accomplishments or personal resume required
  • One-page essay required: Please tell us about your personal cultural and ethnic identity and explain why you would bring a diverse set of opinions to
    Fort Lewis College to help enrich our campus and fulfill the College’s commitment to enroll and embrace all cultures and all people
  • Must attend one skill-building workshop per semester to maintain & renew scholarship

Application online at Financial Aid Website, or click here, or come by El Centro de Muchos Colores, room 40 Student Union Building. For more information, call Shirena Trujillo Long, El Centro Coordinator, 970-247-7290, or e-mail: long_s@fortlewis.edu

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Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Fort Lewis College Foundation offers several scholarships that do not require you have filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). Below is a list of these scholarship that a student who doesn't qualify for federal aid could still apply for and receive. For a complete description of these, and the link to download the Foundation Scholarship application, click here.

CO and out of State Scholarships

BP AMERICA ENERGY SCHOLARSHIP

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATES SCHOLARSHIP

FORT LEWIS COLLEGE CYCLING SCHOLARSHIP

DURANGO 100 CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

LEROY GOODWIN SCHOLARSHIP

INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER SCHOLARSHIP

HELEN KROEGER-FARIS SCHOLARSHIP

DEBRA PARMENTER SCHOLARSHIP

MARY E. RESLER SCHOLARSHIP

SCOTT C. WHITESIDE SCHOLARSHIP

DEAN AND BETTY WOLCOTT SCHOLARSHIP

JOHN F. AND MILDRED S. REED SCHOLARSHIP

CECIL P. GARDIPE SCHOLARSHIP

CONNIE HILB-LUNDQUIST SCHOLARSHIP

ROBERT & KELLY HILL SCHOLARSHIP

HELEN SLOAN DANIELS SCHOLARSHIP

NATHAN ROBERT HERTZOG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

GREG HARRIS SCHOLARSHIP

In State Students

CARLENO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

SUZANNE JONES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

DIAN SANTISTEVAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

CECILIA J. & JOSEPHINE M. SPONSEL SCHOLARSHIP

VIETNAM ERA VETERAN'S SCHOLARSHIP

BLUE ZENITH SCHOLARSHIP

CALLISTO AND CATHERINE LUCHINI SCHOLARSHIP

VECTRA BANK SCHOLARSHIP

RICHARD AND MARJORIE ANESI SCHOLARSHIP

KIWANIS CLUB OF THE NARROW GAUGE SCHOLARSHIP

CINDY WATSON SCHOLARSHIP

JESSE BROWN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

GARRETT FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

MARY ELLEN MOREHART MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recommended Scholarships

Scholarships recommended by El Centro

  • hispanicfund.org – To qualify for this scholarship you must be a U.S. citizen studying full time in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. Students must also demonstrate a financial need.
  • hepcamp.org – To qualify for the CAMP program the student must be the child of migrant workers. There are other specific qualifications which can be found under the eligibility link to see the rest. The CAMP program helps children of migrant workers successfully complete their first year of an undergraduate program.
  • cahsee.org – This is the website for Center of Advancement for Hispanics in Science and Engineering Education. Students studying in these fields should go to the website to check out scholarships and programs.
  • hacu.net –This website provides a list of numerous scholarships and programs for Hispanic students. Click on the “Student Resources” link to find a complete scholarship list.
  • maldef.org – Provides support programs and scholarships for non-residents or Mexican-Americans.
  • hsf.net – The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is a great resource for scholarships.
  • fastweb.com – Fastweb is a great general scholarship search tool. With fastweb you give them information about yourself to create a profile. Fastweb then does a search of what scholarships you are available for and tell you what they are when the applications are due and all that other information.
  • Hispanic-contractors.org – This is the website for the Hispanic Contractors of Colorado and provides support for education.
  • unsf.org/scholarships/ – This is the United Negro College Fund website. Hispanic and other minorities qualify for these scholarships and programs. This is great website with some very important and large scholarships and help available.

Scholarships for International Students

  • iefa.org – This is a scholarship for students studying abroad.
  • iefc.com – This website is for international students. Go to the website and click on the “international student” link.

Please come by El Centro if you have any questions about these scholarships or need help applying for them. That is what we are here for!

Employment Search Engines

  • nabe.org –This is the National Association for Bilingual Education website. It is a good tool when searching for employment; click under the Jobs link.
  • saludos.com – This is a great website when searching for employment.

Scholarships and Internships

The following listing of Scholarships and Internships is only a brief list.  Additional resources can be found by searches on the internet or in the library.  Inquire with your college for more resources, in addition to, the department of your major or minor.  Call or visit the referenced websites for accurate information regarding deadlines and requirements.

  • American Indian College Fund
    www.collegefund.org
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society
    www.aises.org
  • American Indian Education Foundation Scholarship Program
    www.aiefprograms.org
  • American Indian Services
    Enrollment in a university, college, junior college or technical school
    Undergraduate student with no more than 150 semester credits or 210 quarter credits
    Full-time or part-time status-excluding non-credit courses
    Minimum cumulative GPA is 2.25
    Application is available at the Native American Center
  • American University's Washington Internship for Native Students (WINS)
    www.american.edu/wins
  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado Scholarship
    www.acec-co.org
  • Annie's Environmental Studies Scholarship
    www.annies.com
  • Association of American Indian Physicians
    www.aaip.org
  • BHP Annual Scholarship Program
    Call 505-598-2169 OR 505-598-2211
    Fax 505-598-2102
    Attn: Scholarship Program
    P.O. Box 561
    Waterflow, NM 87421
    Email: bhpnmscholarship@bhpbilliton.com
    Deadline: June 30
  • Department of Energy Albuquerque Operations Office
    Federal Women's Program Scholarship
    Theresa Brooks, Scholarship Committee Chair
    505-243-3200
    Email: brookstl@cdm.com
  • Enterprise-Management Internship Program
    www.enterprise.com
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    Fort Lewis Federal School Code:  001353
    http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp or www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • FastWeb
    www.fastweb.com
  • Gates Millennium Scholars
    www.gmsp.org
  • Indian Health Service Pre-Scholarship Program
    www.ihs.gov
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Deadline: November 1
    Application is available at the Native American Center  
  • Native American Internships
    www.si.edu/ofg/ofgapp.htm
  • Native American Journalist Association
    www.naja.com
  • Native American Scholarships
    www.free-4u.com
  • Navajo Nation Investment Committee finance and accounting scholarships and internship opportunities
    To request a scholarship application or internship information write to:
    Finance and Accounting Project Office of the Controller
    P.O. Box 3150
    Window Rock, Arizona 86515
    Phone: 928-871-6126
  • The Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance Programs (ONNSFA)
  • Navajo Nation Teacher Education Program
  • NNALEA (National Native American Law Enforcement Association) Academic Scholarship Program
    www.nnalea.org
  • NSHMBA (National Society of Hispanic MBAs) Foundation https://www.nshmba.org/page/scholarship/
  • State of New Mexico Commission on Higher Education: Scholarships, Grants, and Work Study
    www.nmche.org/
  • Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program
    Intertribal Timber Council
    503-282-4296
    Application Deadline: January 30, 2006
  • Morris K. Udall Foundation
    www.udall.gov
  • USA Funds Scholarship Opportunity
    http://www.usafunds.org/

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