Monthly Archives: May 2015

OPEN: California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation Scholarship Opportunity

The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation (CLLCF) is pleased to invite all qualified California residents to apply for a scholarship. This scholarship program was established to assist deserving students by offering financial assistance to help meet educational expenses.  Twenty Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this year.

In order to be eligible for scholarship consideration students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a full time student in good academic standing at an accredited college or university, OR
  • Be a graduating high school senior with written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
  • Submit a completed application and provide all required supplementary documents by the application deadline.

The following information must be submitted for proper consideration:

  • Completed Application
  • Resume
  • Two Recommendation Letters
  • Certified Copy of your School Transcript
  • College Acceptance Letter (if a High School Senior)

Awards are highly competitive.  Selection is based on:

  • Academic Performance
  • Personal Statements
  • Participation in Extracurricular Activities
  • Leadership Positions held
  • Special Awards and Honors received
  • Work History

Key Dates:

April 1, 2015               Application Process Begins

June 1, 2015                Deadline for Submission of Applications

  • All applications must be received by the CLLCF by the deadline.
  • Late applications will not be accepted
  • Postmarks will not be accepted
  • Incomplete and illegible applications will NOT be considered.

June 19, 2015              Announcement of Scholarship Winners

Click and print out a copy of the scholarship application:

http://www.cllcf.org/2015%20CLLCF%20Scholarship%20Application.pdf

Please complete the application and submit it along with all required paperwork by June 1, 2015 to:

CLLCF Scholarship Program
1127 11th St, Suite 606
Sacramento, CA 95814

Questions and comments concerning the scholarship program can be sent to scholarship@cllcf.org.

IMPORTANT: Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID

Beginning May 10th, the FAFSA PIN has been replaced by the Federal Student Aid ID or FSA ID. All students and parents need to create a FSA ID in order to:

1. Log in to FAFSA, Studentaid.gov, studentloans.gov, and other Department of Education websites

2. The FSA ID takes the place of your PIN when electronically signing the FAFSA

The new FSA ID will consist of a username and password. You can expedite the process of obtaining a FSA Id by linking it with your PIN number. Below are links for more information as well as step-by-step instructions on how to create a FSA ID.

For more information please visit:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid 

FSA Instructional Document: http://ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/attachments/050415FSAIDReplaceHowToCreateFSAIDGuideATTACH.pdf

Federal Electronic Announcement: http://ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/050415FSAIDReplaceHowToCreateFSAIDGuide.html