Dr Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 20
Award Deadline: Nov 30, 2024

Since 1994, USHLI has awarded over $1.625 million in scholarships and internships to students from disenfranchised groups. Most notably, the Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for young Hispanic Leaders seeks to recognize Hispanic students who share Dr. Andrade’s lifelong commitment to servant leadership.

Application deadline November 30, 2024 @ 11:59 PM CT

Recipients will receive:

A non-renewable academic scholarship ($1,000 for a 4-year institution or $500 for a 2-year institution) for undergraduate students.

A complimentary registration to attend the 2025 USHLI National Conference.

Undergrad recipients will receive a non-renewable:

  • $1,000 scholarship for those attending a 4-year institution or $500 for those attending a 2-year institution
  • complimentary registration to attend the 2024 USHLI National Conference including airfare and lodging

Scholarship Qualifications

  • Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time undergraduate students in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories
  • Applicants must demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support
  • At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or undocumented).
  • Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students for the Fall 2025 – Spring 2026 academic year.This includes high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors up to age 25.

Scholarship Requirements

Essay Questions

(Must complete both background & leadership essays)

  • Tell us about your background – In 500-1,000 words, submit a self-description including your family history (parents/guardian, siblings), life, and/or work experiences that have influenced you. Finally, describe your most significant achievement. Did you overcome any obstacles or challenges? If so, how?
  • Leadership Essay – Submit a 500-1,000 word essay on the future of Latinos (Hispanics) in America, the kind of leadership needed, and any role you hope to play in providing such leadership. How will this benefit your community? What can USHLI do to help you achieve your goals?
  • Optional Essay: What else would you like to share with us that is relevant to your application being selected for this scholarship?

Required Documents

Portrait Picture – Applicants must submit a recent photograph (high-resolution, color, size: 2.5 x 3.5 ratios, PNG, JPG, or GIF). The picture should be suitable (headshot) for use in any printed literature announcing the recipients. Selfies are not accepted.

Resume—Applicants must submit a one-page resume in PDF format detailing their work experience, academic accomplishments, and other relevant information.

Unofficial Transcript – Applicants must submit the most updated transcript (College freshmen, please submit your high school transcript). All transcripts must be uploaded as a PDF document in the application.

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