FCHCC 2017 Achieving the Dream Scholarship Recipients


About the ATD Scholarship Program

Achieving the Dream ScholarshipEvery year, FCHCC along with our donors, awards promising Hispanic students scholarships to continue their education. Students must qualify and complete an application and send transcripts which a selection committee reviews to select deserving recipients.

The winning students will be formerly awarded at the Hispanic Heritage Gala in the Fall. FCHCC is very proud of all our applicants!


Criteria for Applying2016 Achieving the Dream Scholarship

The Achieving The Dream Scholarship is for students of Hispanic/Latino descent who are pursuing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree and meet the following criteria: (Also, note DACA students are eligible to apply.)

Criteria for Scholarship:

    • Financial Need – 30%
    • Academic Transcripts and Grades – 25 (Minimum GPA 3.0)
    • Finalist Interview – 15%
    • Letters of recommendation (2) – 10%
    • Essay – 10%
    • Extracurricular Activities/Community Involvement and Honors and Awards – 10%

Additional Requirements:

    • U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident only
    • Pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’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 volunteer with FCHCC
    • Encourage to post in social media about ATD and FCHCC events
    • Become a member of FCHCC
    • Attendance at the Gala Event

Frequently-Asked Questions

Achieving the Dream Scholarship

No, unfortunately ATD Scholarships are only for U.S. Citizens, U.S. Permanent Resident, or DACA Recipient.
No, scholarships are only for students whose parents or grandparents come from a Spanish speaking country.
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 2017 can apply.
You can do this easily by going to “Scholarship” and click on “Donate to the ATD”, or follow this direct link: https://fchcc.com/scholarship/donate-to-the-achieving-the-dream-scholarship/.

For Additional Questions:

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