NACCS Immigrant Student Beca

Scholarship Information

The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) offers scholarships for immigrant students who are committed to furthering the well-being of Chicanas and Chicanos. Applicants must be members of NACCS, be enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution and be an immigrant of Chicana/o heritage.

The NACCS Immigrant Student Beca Fund was founded in 2008 to help Chicana and Chicano college students complete their education. The scholarships are available on a competitive basis for community college, four-year college, and graduate students. Awards begin at $300, and vary depending on the number of applicants and the availability of funds.

ELIGIBILITY CHECKLIST    
_____ Must be an undocumented immigrant student of Chicana/o heritage (preference will be given to those not eligible for other sources of financial aid).
_____ Must have graduated from high school or received a GED.
_____ Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited institution.
_____ Must be committed to the betterment of the Chicana and Chicano population as described in the NACCS preamble.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST AND CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
_____ Personal Statement (500 word limit). Writing skills, personal strengths & goals, community involvement, and other qualities. Include explanation of immigrant experience, financial need and academic standing in essay.
_____ Letter of Recommendation (Recommenders should explain how long and in what capacity they have known the applicant as well as address the applicant’s scholarly potential, character, and community involvement). Complete details in application form.
_____ Transcripts (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable).

NOTIFICATION OF AWARD: Applicants will be notified by e-mail. Recipients are invited to attend the National Conference to be recognized. 

NOTIFICATION OF AWARD:  Scholarship awards will be announced by e-mail and presented during the National Conference. Recipients are invited to attend the Conference to accept the Scholarship.  Dates will be indicated in award letter.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  October 18, 2014

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