Applicants must:

- Be of Hispanic descent;
- Be a resident of Winnebago, Boone, Stephenson or Jo Daviess Counties;
- Be classified as a graduating senior by the time award is granted and be enrolled at an accredited college or university in order to receive funds; and
- Must maintain a 2.5 scholastic average or equivalent.


1. Academic achievements which indicate a high potential for success in post-secondary education (includes review of transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, scholastic achievements and awards.
2. Level of involvement in school and community activities.
3. Completed description of projected financial needs as stated in part 2 of application.
4. Strength of essay written for application. (Limit of two pages with a legible font no smaller than 10pt, double spaced).
5. Submission of at least two letters of recommendation. (3-4 are encouraged). At least one of the letters must be written by a teacher, school counselor or administrator.
6. Scholarship winners will be expected to submit a suitable photo, attend YWCA Northwestern Illinois’ Leader Luncheon, and participate in one YWCA La Voz Latina youth volunteer project (4 hour commitment).

Deadline: January 20

To apply for the La Voz Latina Scholarship, click here.

Questions? Contact the YWCA’s Fund Development & Marketing Coordinator Kelli Johnson.

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