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Mexican Studies Scholarship Fund 2020


Deadline to apply is January 31, 2020 11:59 PM. EST

Program Overview

The Mexican Studies Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to highly motivated students. The scholarship program is intended to help current and future community leaders to advance their educational goals. Recipients will work closely with the Institute staff and community-based organizations to advance the Mexican and/or immigrant community. Criteria for selection are academic achievement, financial need, and commitment to service in the immigrant and/or Mexican community in New York, without consideration of immigration status.

Award Amount

Up to $7,000 to current and prospective CUNY students.

The Mexican Studies Scholarship program features:

  • A series of professional development workshops
  • A 3-day team building retreat in the Catskills
  • Access to prominent CUNY alumni, faculty, and staff
  • Special invitations to exclusive events throughout the year
  • Opportunity to be a part of our Mentorship Program

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have graduated or will graduate from high school or have earned or will earn a high school equivalency diploma by the end of the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Intend to enroll full time in an associate or baccalaureate program at a CUNY Campus in Fall 2020 AND Spring 2021
  • OR If a Graduate Student, must intend to enroll full time in a master's degree program either Fall 2020 OR Spring 2021
  • Must demonstrate significant financial need
  • Willingness to be a lifelong learner
  • Openness to share experiences and accomplishments to inspire other students

How to Apply:

  1. Submit online application
  2. Upload required documents

    Most recent transcript (unofficial transcripts are accepted)

    Two essays, 750-word max each

    Resume (pdf format)

  3. List your recommender on your application
  4. Contact your recommender to submit your recommendation letter (link can be found below)
  5. Submit your completed application for review (expect a confirmation email after successfully submitting your application)

We encourage you to start your online application as soon as possible. You will be able to save your application and continue later. Late applications will not be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.




Make sure you are writing the essay that corresponds to your application. New applicants and current scholarship recipients have different essay prompts. We advise you to have at least one person look over the essay to provide you with feedback.

Essay Questions: 750-word max each

  • Professional Goals

    What is one thing you want to accomplish in college that would help empower the Mexican and/or immigrant community?
  • Financial Need

    What economic factors are limiting you from pursuing your educational and professional aspirations? If you were awarded the scholarship what difference would it make in your aspirations to pursue a college education?

Recommendation letter:

Your recommendation letter must be submitted electronically by your recommender. Recommenders will be notified by email by the applicant.

  • A recommendation letter may be written from someone who knows you well and has served in one of these roles for you: a teacher, counselor, mentor, coach, employer, community leader, or religious leader.
  • Your reference must be at least 21 years of age and must not be related to you.
  • Recommendations must be submitted online on or before January 31st, 2020, 11:59PM EST.


Have more questions? Send us an email or call us at 347-577-4070, 347-577-4080.