Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel

Southern California Chapter

The WESTOP SoCal Scholarship Fund was founded to assist first generation, low-income, disabled, veteran, and/or underrepresented students in completing their educational goals. The Student Leadership Scholarship award is $500. The awards are available on a competitive basis to graduating high school seniors and college students who are nominated by a current and paid WESTOP SoCal voting member.


SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY

  • Nominator must be a CURRENT and PAID voting member of WESTOP SoCal.
  • If you have questions about your “Current and Paid” status please contact:

Desiree Rivera

Upward Bound Outreach Specialist

Norco College Upward Bound

Phone: (951) 739-7819 / (951) 739-7826

Email: desiree.rivera@norcocollege.edu


  • Each program may nominate only ONE (1) student for the 2017 - 2018 WESTOP So Cal SLC Scholarship.
  • The nominated student must be a current and active participant in an Equal Educational Opportunity Program (EOC, McNair, Student Support Services, Talent Search, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science, Cal SOAP, EOP(S), GEAR Up, etc.).
  • High school seniors and college students must intend to enroll full-time (12 units) in an accredited college or university for the 2018 - 2019 academic year.
  • Applicants must have a minimum unweighted cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0, to be reflected on transcript.
  • Application available: Tuesday 2/20/2018
  • Application deadline:  Friday 3/23/2018 by 11:59 pm


SCHOLARSHIP PROCESS AND INSTRUCTIONS:

There are 3 parts to complete for consideration.


Online Application can be found and submitted at:


SOCAL STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP 2018


(PDF Copy for Program Internal Use Only - To be considered, a student must submit scholarship online)

Part I: Scholarship Application and Part II: Nominator Form have been designed with the intent to have the Student and Nominator fill out / sign / submit at the same time.  Please have documents such as personal statements, transcripts, Recommender Form and Recommendation Letter ready to upload to complete the application process.

  •  Part I: Scholarship Application (Student Information)
    • ​2 personal statements (upload 2 documents)
      • The theme for SLC 2018 is "Decoding Your 21st Century Education", tell us what the phrase means to you in relation to your educational development as a student and future professional.
      • Tell us how Equal Opportunity Programs (GEAR Up, TS, UB, UBMS, UBV, SSS, Mc Nairs, EOC, Cal Soap, etc.) have influenced you to pursue / continue a college education and how will this scholarship help you achieve such goals?
    • Resume / Brag Sheet (upload document)
    • Most recent high school transcript - if high school level applicant (upload document)
    • Most recent college transcript - if college level applicant (upload document)
    • Student Signature - electronic signature -  if student is under 18 a parent electronic signature is required
  • Part II: Nominator Form – must be completed by a current and paid WESTOP voting member.
  • Part III: Recommendation Form and LetterRECOMMENDATION FORM - send this link to your recommender to complete / print. The Recommendation Form needs to be completed and signed by a teacher, professor, counselor, etc. and returned to the scholarship applicant along with a Recommendation Letter.  The scholarship applicant will upload the completed Recommendation Form and Recommendation Letter as part of their scholarship application.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Only completed scholarship applications will be reviewed by the WESTOP SoCal Chapter Scholarship Committee.  Incomplete applications will automatically be disqualified.
  • All application requirements are subject to verification.
  • Scholarship awards will be awarded upon verification of full-time enrollment at an accredited college or university for the Fall 2018 term.  Verification Forms will be provided on 4/28/2018 at the WESTOP SoCal Student Leadership Conference 2018 as awards are presented.
  • Nominators will be notified of scholarship awardees the week of April 16 - 20, 2018.  Nominators will notify nominees about their award.
  • All scholarship recipients will be our honored guests at the WESTOP SoCal Student Leadership Conference 2018 at Los Angeles Southwest College scheduled on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE


2/20/2018


Scholarship Application available via WESTOP SoCal website. All programs to be notified via listserv email


3/23/2018


Scholarship Application Deadline

   

  4/16/18-4/20/18              

Announcement of selected applications to Nominators


4/28/2018


Student Leadership Conference 2018 @ Los Angeles Southwest College


Should you have any questions regarding the 2018 Scholarship application, please do not hesitate to contact the SLC Scholarship Chairs:

Eva Angeles
Talent Search Program
Mt. San Jacinto College
Attn: Room 751
1499 North State Street
San Jacinto, CA 92583
Phone: (951) 487-3272
Email: eangeles@msjc.edu
          Silvia Rashad
Upward Bound Program
Mt. San Jacinto College
Attn: Room 751
1499 North State Street
San Jacinto, CA 92583
Phone: (951) 487-3271
Email: srashad@msjc.edu


Student Leadership Conference Scholarship