The Guillermo Rojas Scholarship
Named after Professor Emeritus of Chicano Studies, the $500 Rojas Scholarship provides final semester assistance for students majoring in Chicano Studies with 21 hours or less of coursework to complete. This award acknowledges the perseverance of a student and an on-going commitment to intellectual growth of as a way of honoring the many years of service that Professor Rojas gave to students and the Department of Chicano Studies at UMTC. It is designed to provide assistance to those deserving students who need support to complete their undergraduate degree. Students will be asked to submit an application that includes a 2 page single-spaced essay on how being a Chicano Studies major has contributed to their intellectual growth. Submissions due by April 29, 2011. Students intending to graduate during the 2011 calendar year are eligible to apply. The winning essay will be posted on the Department website.
Best Chicano Studies Essay Award
This $500 scholarship will be awarded to the best essay written by a Chicano Studies major, within the current academic year (Summer 2010-Spring 2011), for a Chicano Studies class. Students must submit the assignment guidelines with the essay. Papers should be at least 5 pages in length and as long as allowed by the assignment. A nomination letter from the instructor of the course for which the paper was written must accompany the submission. Submissions due by April 29, 2011. Winning essay will be posted on the department website.
¡Adelante! Scholarship for Newly Declared Majors
This scholarship is intended to support new majors who have declared in the current academic year (Summer 2010-Spring 2011). Students will be asked to submit an application that includes a 2 page single-spaced essay on why they decided to become a Chicano Studies major and what they hope this degree will help them achieve. Submissions due by April 29, 2011. The winning essay will be posted on the department website.