At Centro Hispano of Dane County we believe that the time to invest in our Latino youth is NOW.
One of the greatest barriers that young Latino students face when it comes to accessing, and staying enrolled in college, is the cost of higher education. For young Dreamers, this barrier is only more pronounced as they are ineligible for in-state tuition at many American colleges.
The Becas (Scholarships) Program offers scholarships to students who have participated in Centro's programs. Scholarships are used to help cover the cost of higher education. The program has been organically in existence for more than 20 years but became a formalized program in 2016. In 2017, a Scholarship Committee was established to help grow and sustain the program.
Centro annually awards an average of two to four $2,500 scholarships to high school seniors, and two $5,000 scholarships to students already enrolled in college to help them complete their studies. A minimum of two scholarships are awarded in each category per year. Screening of students for both of these scholarship awards happen in the Fall.
If you are interested in joining the scholarship or screening committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
SUPPORT THE BECAS PROGRAM:
The scholarships offered at Centro would not be possible without the generous support of many donors. However, each year we are limited in the amount of scholarships we are able to offer to our students. 100% of gifts made to this program go directly supporting the scholars.
The Becas Program Endowment Fund was launched in 2016 with the generous support of donors and the American Family Insurance Dream Foundation. The endowment fund will help sustain the giving of scholarships in the future to Latino students.
2019 Becas Program Donors
Nelson-Arts Family Foundation MG&E Foundation
Salzwedel Family Foundation Regent Neighborhood Association Ana and Paul Hooker Annette Miller Giving Circle Elizabeth Garcia Hall Julia Arata-Fratta Maria Munniaguria Rosemary and Tim U'Ren American Family Dreams Foundation
Mary Michaud Giving Circle Foundation Anonymous Carol and Stephen Quintana LAFSA
Marcia Wheelan Lena Kelly Asheley Caretto Theresa A Delgadillo Julie and Michael Gartland Cristina Johnson in honor of George Johnson Bob and Barbara Koechley Oscar Mireles Shawn Pfaff Brian Squire in honor of George Johnson William and Kathleen U'Ren Antonio and Maria Olveda James Tinjum Food Fight Restaurant Group Patrick Heffling Margaret Krome Juan Jose Lopez Julie Sadowsky
Blackhawk Evangelical Free Church Youth Group Tina Ahlgrim Stewart Brown Joan Busch Clark Bryan and Sarah Hundt Donald Rauls and Cynthia Meinholz-Rauls Judith Woodburn Anonymous Jennifer Gray James and Mary Lou Maletta Jeffry Snapp Bess Zana
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