Each year, Ibero’s Hispanic Scholarship Program is funded by personal and organizational donations. The scholarship application is distributed to all schools in eight counties, including Monroe, and posted on our website between November and December. Students have until Mid-March to complete the application, which is reviewed and ranked by our selection committee. The selection committee is comprised of local educators and professionals.
In 2019, our program provided over 90 scholarships to students, a record number. The scholarships are merit-based and provide financial support from $200 to $5,000. Students and families are forever grateful as the cost of higher education continues to skyrocket.
- Applicant must be a resident of the counties of Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario or Wayne.
- Applicant must be of Hispanic Origin (one or both parents must be Hispanic).
- Applicant must submit a copy of their birth certificate.
- Applicant must be a high school graduating senior.
- Applicant must demonstrate high academic achievement with a grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better in the core subjects.
- Applicant must be entering a college or university in the fall.
- Applicant must submit two letters of recommendation, one from a school counselor or teacher and one from a community member.
- A student must submit an official high school transcript, which includes: senior grades to date, official class rank, grade point averages and college entrance scores (SAT, ACT, achievement tests).
ESL Charitable Foundation provided a grant that allowed us to distribute scholarships to 20 students!
ESL Executive Director Ajamu Kitwana: “The ESL Charitable Foundation is pleased to support the Ibero College Scholarship program. Education is key if individuals are to succeed and achieve prosperity. Our growth and development, as a community, depends upon our ability to educate our youth and to cultivate them for positions of leadership. The Foundation’s gift to the Ibero American Action League is one way we can help invest in the future of our youth, and ultimately, in the future of our community.”