The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation (CLLCF) today announced the 25 recipients of the 2015 CLLCF Statewide Scholarship Program. The Foundation awarded $25,000 dollars in scholarship funds to eligible students accepted into an accredited college or university.
Over 350 applications were received during this inaugural year of the scholarship program. Scholarship winners were selected based on a rigorous set of standards; including academic performance, personal statements, extracurricular activities, leadership positions held, special awards and honors received, and work history. Winners will each receive a $1,000 scholarship toward their educational needs.
"These scholarship winners have set themselves apart by the passion, impact, and the ideas they shared with the Foundation," said California Latino Legislative Caucus Chairman Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas). "In reviewing all of the applications, we observed intellectual energy, community involvement and strong work history in these applicants. The hard work and talent level among these students gives us great confidence that our state's future is in good hands."