Fiesta del Sol Scholarship Application

2021 Fiesta del Sol Scholarship Recipients

Application Deadline: Postmarked by 5 p.m. Friday, May 13th, 2022.

-Submit all required application materials.

-Incomplete files will not be reviewed.

-All required documents must be submitted for scholarship to be considered.

-We encourage you to download our application guide to complete the scholarship process correctly.

To be eligible for the FDS scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

•Be of Latino/Hispanic descent

• Be currently enrolled or have plans to enroll in an accredited college or university in an undergraduate degree or certificate program for a minimum of 6 semester hours or 8 quarter hours.

•Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4-point scale or its equivalent.

And ONE of the following:

•Live on the southwest side of Chicago within the following boundaries: Between 16th and 79th streets, and between Cicero Ave. (4800 West) and Canal (500 West)

•Be a volunteer in a Fiesta del Sol committee (Contact us for volunteer opportunities)

•Be sponsored by a member institution of Gamaliel of Metro Chicago or the University Round Table.

Personal Information

Name(Required)
Address(Required)

Grade Level

Select One(Required)

High School Information

High School Mailing Address(Required)

Academic Information

Planning to Attend:(Required)

Select whether you are enrolling full time or part time for each semester or trimester

Fall 2022(Required)
Winter 2022/2023(Required)
Spring 2023(Required)
Have you applied to the college where you plan to attend?(Required)
Have you been accepted?(Required)
MM slash DD slash YYYY

Hours expected to have earned by the end of 2022/2023 Academic Year: Please answer question based on your school academic calendar, put N/A if it does not apply to you

College Cost

Use 2020/2021 ANNUAL Cost. (For decimals do not enter comas, please enter dots. Example: Enter 95.50 not 95,50).
Does your college have:(Required)

Financial questionnaire

Are you eligible for FAFSA or the Alternative Application through the RISE Act?(Required)
Are you considered an independent or dependent student?(Required)
Do you live with your parents?(Required)
Will your parents claim you on their 2021 taxes?(Required)
Refer to your (and your parents where applicable) 2021 tax information, if not available use 2020
Please enter a number greater than or equal to 0.

SECTION A: INDEPENDENT STUDENTS

Married students OR Students with children regardless of age OR Students who do not live with their parents and are financially self-sufficient. (For decimals do not enter comas, please enter dots. Example: Enter 95.50 not 95,50).

SECTION B: DEPENDENT STUDENTS

Any student who lives with his/her parents (when not away at school). Students who are financially supported by parents. Students age 23 or younger. (For decimals do not enter comas, please enter dots. Example: Enter 95.50 not 95,50).

Release Authorization

Upload your documents

Max. file size: 50 MB.
From individuals you have worked with in your school or community service. One letter must be from a school official. Both letters must be on official letterhead. Any additional letters of recommendation will not be reviewed. PLEASE NOTE: If you cannot send the letters, YOUR SCHOOL CAN SEND THE LETTERS DIRECTLY TO THE EMAIL info@pilsenneighbors.org with the subject "Letters of recommendations".
Max. file size: 50 MB.
From individuals you have worked with in your school or community service. One letter must be from a school official. Both letters must be on official letterhead. Any additional letters of recommendation will not be reviewed. PLEASE NOTE: If you cannot send the letters, YOUR SCHOOL CAN SEND THE LETTERS DIRECTLY TO THE EMAIL info@pilsenneighbors.org with the subject "Letters of recommendations".
Max. file size: 50 MB.
High school students must submit the most recent transcripts, College students submit college/university transcripts. College applicants with fewer than 30 credits must also submit their high school transcripts. For this application, the student is allowed to submit unofficial transcripts. If the student moves to the interview round, official school transcripts will be required.
Max. file size: 50 MB.
Includes: Work experience, if applicable • Service learning/community service • Extracurricular activities
Max. file size: 50 MB.
This is an essay that is a critical component of your application. It is vital that you address each of the following topics in order for your application to be considered • Tell us about your background, family, personal • What is your chosen area of study? What are your personal and career goals? • Tell us about your unpaid (volunteer) community or school service or your involvement in extracurricular activities? • How have you demonstrated your leadership skills in your volunteer work or in your extracurricular activities? • Tell us about challenges you and your family may experience to pay for college endeavors?

Release Authorization

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