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Dr. Karin Durán Memorial Youth Scholarship

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The Dr. Karin Durán Memorial Youth Scholarship provides college scholarships to high-achieving Latina high school students from the San Fernando Valley.

Dr. Durán was a founding member of Comisión Femenil of the San Fernando Valley. Dedicating more than 25 years to supporting the academic growth of her students, she single-handedly organized Comisión Femenil's annual scholarship. From 1992 until her untimely passing in 2010, she contributed her own private funds to support our scholarship program. In the Spring of 2011, we honored our comadre by renaming our scholarship program to the "Dr. Karin Durán Memorial Youth Scholarship" as a tribute to her legacy.

She will always be remembered for her unwavering dedication to her students, her outstanding commitment to service her community, and her compassion toward all who sought her guidance.

As of 2015 the Dr. Karin Duran Youth Memorial Scholarship has awarded over $41,750 to over 105 young Latina scholars. This year we will award three $1,000 scholarships.

 

2018 Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

APPLICANT MUST

  1. Be of Latina heritage
  2. Be a graduating senior from a high school in the San Fernando Valley
  3. Have applied to a two-year or four-year college or university for the FALL 2018
  4. Have a minimum 2.5 unweighted cumulative GPA

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY
Application and all supporting materials must be submitted by FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018. ONLY COMPLETE applications will be reviewed. Complete applications include:

  1. Completed scholarship application
  2. Essay that is clearly written, and completely answers the essay question in 600-850 words maximum
  3. One official high school transcript
  4. At least one Online Recommender Form completed by a teacher, counselor, advisor, tutor, or administrator

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Applications are due FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 by 11:59PM.

There are 3 options for submitting your application. Please choose one:
Option 1: Application may be submitted online via the online form. Must be submitted by no later than FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 by 11:59 p.m.
Option 2: Application may be submitted online via email. Must be submitted by no later than FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. Email complete application to: scholarship@comisionfemenil.org
Option 3: Application may be submitted via postal mail. Application must be postmarked by FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018. Mail complete application materials to:

Comision Femenil, SFV
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 7263
Northridge, CA 91327-7263

The Selection Committee is looking for applicants who demonstrate the following:

  1. Balance of school, family, employment and/or community involvement
  2. Financial need
  3. Essay-clarity, originality of ideas and good writing skills

 

For more information, contact us at scholarship@comisionfemenil.org.
ADELANTE!

To access the 2018 online application of our 2018 Dr. Karin Durán Memorial Youth Scholarship, click here

To access the 2018 online Recommender Form, click here.

To access the 2018 paper application of our 2018 Dr. Karin Durán Memorial Youth Scholarship, click here.

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