Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. is one of only four Latinos in history to be honored by both governments; the United States and Mexico. He received the Presidential Citizens Medal from President Bill Clinton at a White House ceremony for "the performance of exemplary deeds of service for the nation" and "for extraordinary accomplishments in promoting civic participation and leadership development", and the National Ohtli Award, the highest honor presented by the government of Mexico for distinguished service to the Mexican and Mexican American community in the United States. He has earned five degrees including a BA from Howard Payne University, a M.Ed from Antioch College, an Ed.S and Ed.D from Northern Illinois University, and a post-doctorate MA from Loyola University Chicago. He has received five honorary doctorates and been recognized as a distinguished alumnus by Howard Payne University, Northern Illinois University, and Loyola University Chicago. He has been recognized five times as one of the Most Influential Hispanics in America, inducted into the "Society of Life Models" by OMNI Youth Services, awarded the Medallion for Leadership from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the Medallion for Excellence by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, and the Eagle Award from the Latino Leaders Network, all in Washington, DC.
Award: Students attending or accepted to an accredited undergraduate four-year institution are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship to be paid in two payments throughout the academic year. Students attending or accepted to an accredited undergraduate two-year institution are eligible for a $500 scholarship to be paid in one payment during the 2017-2018 academic year. In addition, recipients will receive a scholarship to attend the 36th National USHLI Conference in Chicago, IL. Please note that this scholarship is awarded once only; past scholarship recipients are ineligible to apply.
Qualifications: Applicant must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or Undocumented). Recipients must also be available to attend the 36th National USHLI Conference in Chicago, IL, February 15-18, 2018.
Requirements: To learn more about the scholarship requirments, please view the next section of this application.
All the required documents must be submitted with the following file name.
Background essay_student last name, first name
Leadership essay_ student last name, first name
Optional essay_student last name, first name
Transcript_student last name, first name
Resume_student last name, first name
Photo_student last name, first name
Additionally, the application is not considered complete until the three (3) Letters of Recommendation are received. Letters of Recommendation must be emailed to Adrian Calderon at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 5, 2018. Please use the following format to name the files: Recommendation_student last name, first name. All emailed letters must be sent as an attachment.
Presentation: Scholarships will be presented at the Educational Achievement Luncheon during our 36th National USHLI Conference at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers on February 15-18, 2018. Conference-related expenses for lodging and meals will be covered by USHLI. For more information, contact Adrian Calderon at (312) 427-8683.
Deadline: Five of the six required documents must be submitted by December 29, 2017 at 11: 59 PM CST.