Roberto G. Sánchez Scholarship

The Roberto G. Sánchez Scholarship provides a $10,000 scholarship for Hispanic/Latino students attending UW-Madison. There is a strong preference to award this scholarship to transfer students who have completed two years at a two year college system. There is also a preference for Sánchez scholars from Madison College or MMSD.

Professor Sánchez wished to assist undergraduate students on the basis of financial need who plan to enroll as transfer students from Madison Area Technical College (MATC), other post secondary institutions and/or as freshmen at UW-Madison. The Roberto G.Sánchez Scholarship Fund shall give preference to bilingual, first-generation Hispanic students. It is also strongly preferred that assistance be given to transfer students who have already successfully completed two years of post secondary education.

Completed applications are evaluated using donor criteria and College of Letters & Science criteria (academic excellence, community service, leadership, diversity, strength of character, and creative accomplishment). Successful applicants should also have strong recommendations and well written essays.

Professor Sánchez taught at UW-Madison and retired after a long and successful career in education. When Professor Sánchez retired he sought ways to honor both his parent’s belief in the power of education as well as his Hispanic heritage. He created scholarship funds at Madison area high schools and at Madison College. As a child, Professor Sánchez learned to read and write Spanish at home, and later in English when he went to school. The emphasis his parents placed on the importance of schooling inspired him throughout his life, enabling him to achieve his doctorate degree. Professor Sánchez died in August of 2016.

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Student financial aid packages can be impacted by scholarship awards. It is recommended that students contact the financial aid office to learn about impact on current aid packages.

For more general information about Letters & Science scholarships go to: https://scholarships.ls.wisc.edu

Award
$10,000
Organizations
College of Letters and Science
Deadline
06/30/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a bilingual speaker of Spanish and English? (This is required to be eligible for this scholarship.)
  2. Educational Background Mother: A student is considered a first generation college student if neither his/her parents/guardians have earned a baccalaureate (bachelors) degree or higher. Please select the answer that best describes the following:
  3. Educational Background Father: A student is considered a first generation college student if neither his/her parents/guardians have earned a baccalaureate (bachelors) degree or higher. Please select the answer that best describes the following:
  4. Are you or have you been a part of the Sanchez Scholars program at MMSD or Madison College? (This is not a requirement.)
  5. Escribe sobre tu deseo de obtener una educación en UW-Madison. Cómo ha influido tu herencia cultural en tu pasada experiencia académica y en tus motivaciones? Limita tu respuesta a un máximo de 300 palabras. Please answer this question in Spanish.
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