Michigan Hispanic Caucus Youth Scholarship

Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) is offering Youth Scholarship Award.  The scholarship is open for high school senior of Hispanic/Latino descent who plans to pursue an associate or bachelor’s degree. Selection is based on the applicant’s academic performance, community service and demonstrated financial need.

The vision of Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) is achieving an environment of social justice and economic parity for the Hispanic/Latino population.


  • The applicant must be a high school senior of Hispanic/Latino descent who plans to pursue an associate or bachelor’s degree
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student (12 credits per semester) in an accredited college or university by fall, 2016
  • Must be in good academic standing with a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 2.00 on a 4.00 scale

How to Apply:

For applying the scholarship, the candidates must complete the scholarship application form. The for can be downloaded by the given link:


Supporting documents:

  • Official high school transcripts
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from a counselor, teacher, community leader, or employer
  • Please complete a one to two page typed essay detailing your future plans and an explanation of how this scholarship would assist you in achieving your goals. Be sure to explain how your future plans coincide with bettering the Hispanic community

Submitting Details:

The application form along with the supporting documents can be mail at the following address:

Michigan Hispanic Caucus

P.O. Box 10096

Lansing, Michigan 48901-1002

Award Amount:

The scholarship amount of $500 will be given to the winning candidate.

Application Deadline:

Monday, September 21, 2015 is the application deadline.

Link for more Information:


Contact Information:

If you have questions regarding the application, you can contact to Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan at (517) 373-8339.


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