Supporting the Ecuadorian Youth to achieve their higher education goals, and become successful professionals
In 2009, JUVE created the Ecuadorian Scholars Fund (ESF) to support more young Ecuadorians and adults alike achieve their goal of obtaining a college degree, and thus develop as professionals. Our organization created this Fund in the belief that all people deserve the opportunity to develop their potential, regardless of their social status. It is our goal to provide the motivating push and support to achieve their success; and proudly, 2019 is the eleventh year providing scholarships.
The “Ecuadorian Scholars Fund,” is without a doubt the most ambitious and important project, not only for the organization but also for the Ecuadorian community as a whole. To date, over $65,000 have been contributed to our community, and we will continue to work hard to provide more scholarship in the upcoming years’ thanks to the support from public and private sources as well as members from our community. The importance of the ESF is due mostly because its success has a long-term and direct impact in the life of those who will benefit through the scholarship, helping them to obtain a college degree, and thus develop as professionals and better citizens.
This scholarship is intended to assist students in the Tri-State area of New York (NY, NJ, and CT), in paying costs related expenses for their studies at educational institutions in the United States. The organization will use information from the Department of Education and/or local universities to verify that students meet the criteria for these scholarships. The requirements to apply and participate in the scholarship competition are:
- Must be an Ecuadorian citizen or of Ecuadorian descent
- Must be enrolled in – or accepted to – a program of study in the fall or spring semesters of the 2022-2023 academic year at an accredited university in the United States
- Must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Must provide proof of having completed a minimum of 25 hours of community service in 2022 (a letter indicating you have done at least 25 hours of community service) (if you have not done community service yet, you still have a chance to do it in Juventud Ecuatoriana, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to ask how you can join)
- Must write an argumentative essay
- Must create a short video (less than 5 minutes) sharing a practical tip that addresses the topic of this year’s essay.
What initiatives would you develop to help parents of first and second generation youth in the Ecuadorian and Hispanic community become more involved and informed of educational resources and professional development opportunities for their children to succeed in college?
The ESF scholarship contest will be open from September 1st to October 15th, 2022.