Scholarships for Latina (Smart) Students

Latina Smart Scholarships from Kmart

I ran out of money during my last semester of college.

Despite loans and grants and working, casi ni un centavo.

And then a $500 scholarship came through: the Polly Robinson Memorial Scholarship.

I use the scholarship’s full name with honor and gratitude, because if it wasn’t for the people who offered it — in memory of a daughter who wanted to be a features reporter — that last semester would have been much different.

Sometimes, we all just need a little helping hand, a push, a reward for hard work — a gift whose benefit lasts a lifetime.

Apply for the Latina Smart Fund Scholarship

And that’s what is available right now through the Latina Smart Fund Scholarship offered by Kmart.

The Latina Smart Fund will deliver $25,000 in scholarships to Latinas who are graduating high school seniors and/or students currently enrolled in college, technical or trade schools.

Until Oct. 31, candidates can apply for the scholarship two ways:

You can find the application app on the Facebook community page. The link to the application is on the left side of the Facebook page and titled Latina Smart Scholarship. You also can read, share and vote on the submitted entrees.

The top 50 applicants will be rated by the Latina Smart Ambassadors (I am one of them) based on originality, style and enthusiasm. Then, the top 20 applicants will move to a final round that will be judged by a panel of experts in business and education.

There will be one $10,000 scholarship and three $5,000 awards.

Education is empowerment. Community is empowerment. Combining the two is a complete winning recipe.

Share the Opportunity

Please share this wonderful scholarship opportunity with your friends, loved ones, neighbors by clicking the Facebook “Like” or Google+ buttons at the bottom of this post, or on the Latina Smart Facebook page, via email, Twitter, or any social network to which you belong.

Help us spread the good word on this and contribute to the education of four lucky women.

Good luck to all the applicants.

latina smart scholarship fund facebook app

Click the image to go to the Latina Smart Scholarship Fund App

Disclosure: I am working with Kmart’s Latina Smart program to promote the Latina Smart Scholarship Fund.

Share, por favor!

By Carrie on September 21, 2011 · Posted in el buzz, headline

6 Comments | Post Comment

Patty @ A Day in My NYC says:

How awesome! What a difference this will make to many kids!

Posted on September 21st, 2011

Patty @ A Day in My NYC says:

I just emailed the link to the admin at my old high school! :)

Posted on September 21st, 2011

Mercedes @BeChicMag says:

Heck yea! You’re so right. It’s incredible how much money is needed for tuition, expenses and room and board!
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Posted on September 21st, 2011

Unknown Mami says:

Will share-o.

Posted on September 21st, 2011

Morena says:

Thanks for sharing this! A lot of people don’t apply for scholarships because they don’t even know they’re there! I know a lot of international scholarships are wasted in Peru every year becauce people dont have the information. That’s very sad.

Posted on September 22nd, 2011

Carrie says:

Ladies and all who have hit that Like button! Gracias. This is a wonderful opportunity!

Posted on September 24th, 2011