Hispanic Seafair Scholarship Program

Empowering Latinas in Washington State to become leaders through education and community service

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2017-2018 Scholarship Program Overview

The Hispanic Seafair Scholarship Program for Women is designed to give young Latinas the opportunity to celebrate our culture with the goal of enriching their lives through community service, academic mentorship, personal growth, and resources needed for successful leadership. The recipients of the scholarship program are given the titles of Miss Hispanic Seafair and Hispanic Seafair Ambassador. Both women serve as representatives of the Latino community through a year of service.

As part of the program experience, participants will be part of a cohort that will develop and execute community service projects, attend leadership workshops, facilitate community forums. The program concludes with the announcements of the 2018-2019 scholarship recipients and other awards. Mandatory activities will continue for the newly named Miss Hispanic Seafair and Hispanic Seafair Ambassador. All participants are encouraged to participate at Seafair.

Scholarship Program Mission

  • Recognize academic achievement and community service.

  • Provide exposure to academic resources available.

  • Grant scholarships to assist students with college tuition.
  • Provide financial literacy resources.

  • Promote community service involvement.

  • Develop public speaking skills and confidence.

  • Develop professional skills such as networking, resume writing, and leadership.

  • Access to the Alianza Leadership Network.

  • Connecting cohort with the Alianza Leadership Network and other community resources available.

  • Help participants advance professionally by connecting them with successful business and civic leaders in Washington State.

  • Provide a support system for women in the community.

2017-2018 Guidelines for Participation

  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 23 prior to and no later than July 29, 2018.

  • Able to show proof of enrollment at a post secondary school, college, university, or vocational institution for the Fall 2018 - Spring 2018 quarter/semesters(s).

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.

  • Submission of required documents by November 30, 2017 (or approved extension).

  • Able to attend required cohort activities.

  • Availability to participate in the Seafair Scholarship Program for Women during June and August 2018 and with preparation serve as Miss Seafair.

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, the scholarship application will be available online starting September 15 until the submission deadline on October 31st. Current title holders will announce the scholarship at the LCF annual gala and promote it at the annual Fiestas Patrias.

LCF will host a total of 6 orientations/informational meetings during the month of September and October. In an effort to get more students involved in youth leadership programs, the last orientation will be a collaboration between Alianza and Hispanic Seafair. For more information please contact jennifer@latinocommunityfund.org or submit an interest form to be notified about upcoming orientations and events. 

 

This program wouldn’t be possible without the support of the community  

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We’d like to thank Morales Properties for sponsoring the 2017 scholarship.  


All Donations Are Greatly Appreciated. Businesses or organizations interested in sponsorship opportunities or if you're looking to get involved, please contact our program manager at 206.380.6080 or email jennifer@latinocommunityfund.org. Your support creates the opportunity for students to fulfill their dreams! Not only are you investing in their education today, but you are expanding their options for success tomorrow. 

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