VICTOR A. AND DAISY A. JUAREZ LATINO SCHOLARSHIP
This is our general scholarship program. Once a year we distribute by mail and E-mail copies of our application for this scholarship program to our membership, teachers and counselors at high schools and schools of higher education, public officials, and other interested persons within an area of about 60 miles of Springfield, IL. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE CHANGED OUR APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE TO JUNE 15th
Applications are reviewed by a committee and recommendations for award are submitted to the Executive Board for final approval. Letters announcing the award or denial of scholarship are sent by August 16th. About the time of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 16 – October 15) we hold an annual scholarship awards dinner. Ticket sales and sponsorships at this event provide the major portion of funding required to support this scholarship program.
CIELO recognizes the critical need for qualified personnel in the medical field who not only speak the language but are personally familiar with the culture of people who are of Latino descent. In our effort to fulfill this need, we support and are developing the following two scholarship programs.