Jesus Salas Academic Activist Scholarship

The Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program awards the Jesus Salas Academic Activist Scholarship each year to a student enrolled in the Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Certificate who has both excelled in academic pursuits and made outstanding service contributions to the Chican@ & Latin@ Community. The award is named in honor of long time activist Jesus Salas for his continuous commitment and dedication to that advancement and well being of the Chican@ and Latin@ community.

How to Apply
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Conditions of Award
The award is open to all freshmen, sophomore, junior, and non-graduating senior certificate students. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher and a record of service to Chican@/Latin@ communities at the local, state or national level. Service contributions can may include but are not limited to (1) creation of social or educational workshops or outreach programs, (2) participation as a committee member or organizational leader of entities that advance the social, educational or political well-being of Chican@/Latin@ communities, or (3) involvement in policy related issues.

The award includes a $500.00 academic scholarship and is made possible through the generous support of Jesus Salas, Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program faculty, staff and community members.

Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload a personal statement of 500 words or less explaining the relationship between your academic training and your community service.
  2. Please upload a resume or vita outlining your community service activities, including information about the organizations you worked with, if any, and the dates of the activities.
  3. Reference Letters
    • Please enter contact information for the author of your second reference letter.
    • Please enter the contact information for the first of two people who have agreed to write reference letters in support of your application. Your reference will receive a link for uploading the letter. You will not be able to see your reference letter once it is uploaded.