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Latina Sorority Offers Scholarships to High School Seniors in Atlanta, GA.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Maria Liliana Carrillo
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Contact:
Liliana Carrillo
National Vice President of Philanthropy
philanthropy@lambdapichi.org

For Spanish/Español
Cristina Rodriguez
Scholarship Chair
scholarship@lambdapichi.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Latina Sorority Offers Scholarships to High School Seniors in Atlanta, GA.

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 21, 2019 -- Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Incorporated offers book scholarships to young women graduating high school at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year from the Atlanta metro area. The Sorority will award three scholarships as part of its Proyecto H.A.C.E.R. (Hermanas Advancing Career and Educational Resources) initiative.

Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. is looking for outstanding young seniors who are highly motivated, and committed to community service, leadership, and academic excellence. Scholarship recipients will receive a one-time award of $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, or $250 for third place, to assist them in covering the costs of textbooks and school supplies for the first year of college.

Applications for the Sorority’s College Book Scholarships are part of a competitive process. During the selection process, the Scholarship Committee will consider an applicant’s academic achievement, leadership potential, and community involvement. The Committee will review all applications and then select three students. The 2019 Lambda Pi Chi College Book Scholarship is open to applicants who:

        Identify as a woman or gender non-conforming,

        Are currently seniors at an Atlanta public high school graduating this year,

        Have or will commit to a higher learning institution for the 2019-2020 academic school year

The deadline to apply for the Book Scholarship is Friday, June 1, 2019 at 11:59 P.M. The application is live and can be found here: https://www.lambdapichi.org/page/2019_BookScholarship.  A paper application can be requested by contacting the Scholarship Committee at scholarship@lambdapichi.org

Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc., would also like to welcome local community organizations to donate to the College Book Scholarship. The donation page can be found here: https://lambdapichi.site-ym.com/donations/donate.asp?id=6752. Donations will be collected until Saturday, June 1st, 2019.

When you donate include in the comments: "2019 Book Scholarship - Your Name and/or Your Organization".

For specific information about the Lambda Pi Chi Book Scholarship, please contact Liliana Carrillo, Vice President of Philanthropy, at philanthropy@lambdapichi.org or visit http://www.lambdapichi.org/?page=book_scholarship.

 

About Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc.
The first Latina-focused sorority founded at an Ivy-league institution, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad /Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. was established on April 16, 1988 at Cornell University.  The founders worked diligently to develop an impactful organization whose mission and goals would encompass the experiences of all women, but especially those of U.S. Latinas and whose ideals would nurture the growth of its members throughout their lives.

Comprised of undergraduate, graduate and professional women, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. strive to promote progress, development in their communities, unify women through the promotion of community service programs that highlight the contributions of women and people of color and offer opportunities for academic and professional advancement to members of historically under-represented groups.


About Proyecto H.A.C.E.R.
Proyecto H.A.C.E.R. focuses on assisting historically marginalized and/or low-income women further their educational and career goals by providing access to resources that are not accessible to them. Innovative partnerships with community-based organizations and for-profit companies are utilized to increase access and awareness of educational financial resources and employment opportunities; to generate additional resources for minority and/or low income women. In addition to these resources Lambda Pi Chi also provides mentorship and guidance to at-risk youth to assist in their social and educational advancement.