Applications NOW being accepted through July 31, 2018.
About the 2018 ATD Scholarship Program
FCHCC along with our donors, awards promising Hispanic students scholarships to continue their education. This year we are awarding $2,000 scholarships to deserving applicants. Students must qualify and complete an application and send transcripts which a selection committee reviews to select deserving recipients.
The winning students will be formally awarded at the Hispanic Heritage Gala in the Fall. FCHCC is very proud of all our applicants!
Criteria for Applying
The Achieving The Dream Scholarship is for students of Hispanic/Latino descent who are pursuing an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree and meet the following criteria:
Criteria for Scholarship:
- Grades / GPA – 25%
- Essay – 25%
- Interview – 20%
- Community Involvement – 15%
- Recommendation Letters – 5%
- Video – 5%
- FAFSA – 5%
- U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident only
- Applicants are required to submit a 3-minute video showing “a day in the life of a student”
- Prepare double-spaced type written essay between 400 to 500 words. In your essay, discuss these topics: (a) What are you doing to help enhance the lives of Hispanics within your community?, and (b) how will this scholarship help you?
- Pursuing an associate’s, bachelors or master’s degree
- At least one parent or grandparent of Hispanic/Latino origin from a Spanish speaking country
- Minimum GPA 3.0
- A resident of one of the five counties listed: Duval, Baker, St. Johns, Clay, and Nassau
- Completed FAFSA to determine financial need
Commitments after Receiving Scholarship:
- Thank you letter to donors (within 30 days)
- Encourage to post in social media about ATD and FCHCC events (#ATDGALA18)
- Attendance at the Gala Event
- Become an FCHCC member for 2 years – (Membership fee $25)
I’m an international student from a Hispanic/Latino country, can I apply to ATD?
No, unfortunately ATD scholarships are only for U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent residents.
I’m from Brazil, Belize, or other Caribbean Island, can I apply for ATD?
No, scholarships are only for students whose parents or grandparents come from a Spanish speaking country.
I’m currently enrolled in a dual program that includes taking classes at the local state college, can I apply for ATD?
No, only students who are graduating from high school this academic year and are planning to start or continue their undergraduate education in the fall 2018 can apply.
How do I donate to the scholarship program?
For Additional Questions:
Send an email.
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Read Our ATD Success Stories
Some of our past Achieving the Dream Recipients have written how receiving the scholarship has impacted their lives. You can read their stories by clicking here!