Home > Financial Aid > College Scholarships > Scholarship Directory > School Year > High School Senior > Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders

Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders

$1,000

November 30, 2023

Awards Available: See Description

Learn More
  • favorite_border
  • Scholarship Description
  • Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr., a product of the Latino Civil Rights Movement, was hired to teach civics in a Texas public school. His classroom was primarily composed of Mexican-American children, many of whom were children of migrant farm workers and spoke little English. After teaching for three days, Dr. Andrade was fired and arrested for speaking Spanish in his own classroom. This incident prompted Dr. Andrade to create an institution in which Latinos could empower themselves to challenge the status quo.
    ADVERTISEMENT

    Established in 1982, the mission of the USHLI is to fulfill the promises and principles of democracy by promoting education and leadership development, empowering minorities and similarly disenfranchised groups through civic engagement and research, and by maximizing participation in the electoral process. USHLI has awarded over $1.3 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.

    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, and 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. This includes high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors up to age 25. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Learn More

See if you qualify for this award

Learn more about this scholarship and many more.
Find Scholarships Instantly!
  

Comments (1)

expand_more

Care to comment?
Go ahead - we're listening! Did you apply for this scholarship? Why? Why not? Maybe you even won!
Your comments could help fellow Scholarships.com members.


If you can read this, don't touch the following fields


Gabriel D  on 10/6/2022 4:47:36 PM

My name is Gabriel De La O, I was born in Houston Texas. I am Hispanic, same with my mom, and dad. Brother and sisters also. I am adopted with my four sisters, and one brother. I am also proud to say that I'm going to be the first generation. Throughout my years in high school, I've learned a lot. There are many opportunities you can take in life, you just have to find the thing that suits you best. I am wanting to go into the Forensic Science field in my study throughout my four year college experience. Some people think it's a weird study to go into, but to me there is more to it. I love studying and watching crime, as a good thing of course. I also have been running cross country and track for 11 years and am also going to continue that through my college career. I have worked a long way, and put in a lot of work to get where I am now. For some people it's a natural talent and is gifted to them, but I put in the work every single day to run faster and stay strong. I currently hold four school records at Rock Hill High School, Frisco TX, for track. I also hold the second fastest time in cross country for a 5k with a time of 15:55. I made it to state 2 years in a row, being a sophmore and a junior. I will put in the work and go to state my senior year (current grade).

ADVERTISEMENT