Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Emerging Latino Leaders


The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is always looking for opportunities for Hispanic Americans. One of NCLR's amazing programs is the Lideres Initiative. The Líderes Initiative is a national program designed to create opportunities for Latino youth that will elevate their influence as leaders in the United States.

And now, if your in the process of getting into college or looking for ways to enter, the NCLR – Best Buy Emerging Latino Leaders Scholarship Program is providing an opportunity for Latino high school seniors to share their leadership experiences and win a prize. Applicants should submit an essay in response to the following topic:
Please discuss the biggest challenge or challenges that you have encountered as a Latino youth. How have these difficulties impacted your life and personal goals? Describe your determination to overcome these obstacles and how you have worked to excel beyond your existing limitations. How have these experiences inspired leadership in your life? Lastly, please discuss specific ways in which you have positively influenced your community.
In order to participate, you must be a High school senior of Hispanic descent and of course currently enrolled in high school with a minimum GPA of 2.0. You also must submit your application online and submit supported documents. Applicants have a chance to win $15,000, $5,000 and $2,500. Hurry because all entries must be submitted no later than Friday, April 20th, 2010.

For more information visit the Lideres page.
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