FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 20, 2016
CA Latino Caucus Foundation Announces Recipients of Statewide Scholarship Program
(SACRAMENTO) - The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation (CLLCF) announced the 25 students selected to receive a CLLCF Scholarship. The Foundation awards $25,000 annually in scholarship funds to eligible students admitted to or currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.
In its second year of operation, the CLLCF Scholarship Program received over 250 applications from throughout California. Winners were selected from the highly competitive pool of applicants, and evaluated using the following criteria: academic performance, personal statements, extracurricular activities, leadership positions held, special awards and honors received, and work history. Each winner will receive a $1000 scholarship for educational purposes.
“This year, the scholarship applicants demonstrated immense drive, admirable dedication to the community, and strong work ethic, which made the selection process extremely difficult,” said California Latino Legislative Caucus Chairman Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas). “The recipients set themselves apart with their influence upon others and innovative ideas. With the tremendous potential exhibited by the students, we look forward to seeing their future accomplishments.”
2016 CLLCF Scholarship Winners
“Access to a quality education can provide an incomparable foundation for a students’ future,” added Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), who serves as CA Latino Legislative Caucus Vice-Chairman. “This year has been our most competitive applicant pool yet, and I congratulate each of these students for all that they have accomplished. I am proud that the Foundation is able to support these deserving students as they strive to achieve their goals.”
Details for the 2017 Scholarship Application process will be posted to the website early next year. For complete details about the scholarship parameters, please visit the Foundation website at www.cllcf.org
The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation is a charitable, non-profit established to promote and advocate on behalf of the Latino community in California and to educate the public about Latino culture, heritage and issues of importance to Latinos in California.