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Chicago Latina Moms Scholarships

Chicago Latina Moms (CLM) inaugurates the awarding of the Academic Mamí Scholarship, Boss Mamí Scholarship, and the Mamí de la Comunidad Scholarship in 2019.The CLM Scholarships aim to empower Latina mothers in the areas of academics, entrepreneurship, and community work in order to grow their ambitions and create change in their communities.

Submissions made by Latina moms of the Chicago Latina Moms private Facebook group will only be accepted. Chicago Latina Moms must limit their application to one scholarship only. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed and all decisions are final.

 

 

The Application Process

The scholarships are available to applicants who reside in the Chicagoland area and are a Latina mom in the Chicago Latina Moms private Facebook group from March 14th, 2019 or before. In order to apply, submissions must be completed via the application form with the following items/documents:


Academic Mamí Scholarship









 



The Academic Mami scholarship is open to Chicago Latina Moms currently enrolled in higher education. Proof of enrollment is required with the application.

Scholarship money must go towards any of the following: books, school applications, exams, materials, tuition, computer, computer software.

Essays sharing financial need an explanation of how the scholarship funds would be applied is required.

 

 



Boss Mamí Scholarship






 







The Boss Mamí scholarship is open to entrepreneurial Chicago Latina Moms who own a business in their name and have an EIN. Proof of business status and EIN is required with submission.

Scholarship money must go towards the following categories:
1)  equipment necessary for the business to function and grow (such as technology, machinery, supplies, vehicle, etc)
2)  software and/or systems for the business to operate
3)  professional development opportunities (workshop, training, coach, travel, certification/exams, etc.)
4)  branding and marketing materials (logo, website, etc.)


Essays sharing financial need and an explanation of how the scholarship funds would be applied is required.





Mamí de la Comunidad Scholarship









 




The Mamí de la Comunidad scholarship is open to Chicago Latina Moms who volunteer closely with an established charity or not-for-profit. Community projects organized by the applying CLM are also accepted.

Scholarship money must go towards any of the following: project supplies, technology, field trip/experience, books, donation, program/workshop development, professional conference, classroom materials.

Essays sharing financial need and an explanation of how the scholarship funds would be applied is required.
 



 

 

The deadline for the scholarships is April 14th, 2019.

 

 

The Selection Process

Chicago Latina Moms will accept application submissions from Latina moms of the Chicago Latina Moms private Facebook group. A selection committee will review submissions using a rubric and finalists will be determined after all selection committee members complete their scoring.

 

One scholarship winner will be selected and notified of their award. The recipient will be notified by April 24th, 2019. The winner is required to attend the Para Mama: a celebration of the Chicago Latina Mom event where the winners of the CLM Scholarships will be recognized on May 4th, 2019. Chicago Latina Moms will disburse the scholarship funds directly to the winners
 


Participation Rules

Applicant must be a Latina mom in the Chicago Latina Moms private Facebook group. Membership must be from March 14th, 2019 and before.

 

Applicants must limit their application to one Chicago Latina Moms scholarship only. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

 

By submitting information to Chicago Latina Moms, you hereby certify that all information is true, current, and complete. Applications will be accepted until April 14th, 2019.

 

Each scholarship will have one winner awarded.

 

The scholarship funds must be used within 12 months of being awarded the funds.

 

Selected winners will be required to provide a monthly check-in update with Chicago Latina Moms on the status of their business/education/project and the application of the scholarship funds. The winners will also be required to write one to three blog posts for the CLM blog over the course of one full year from when the scholarship is awarded.

 

The winners of the scholarships must agree to participate in all related publicity, including photographs, and attend the Para Mama: a celebration of the Chicago Latina Mom event in May 2019.

All decisions by the selection committee are final.