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1st Annual
“Future Leaders”
Scholarship

The Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida understands the need of assisting and cultivating Central Florida’s Puerto Rican and Hispanic young talent. population. As leaders in our communities, we hold education and youth empowerment as core values, and recognize the need to provide financial support through scholarships for qualified Latinx students in Central Florida.

 

The 2021 “Future Leaders” Scholarship will award two $4,000 scholarships towards a 4-year university and two $2,000 towards a 2-year college; to applicants, who show exceptional scholastic, leadership, and community involvement.

 

  • Currently enrolled at an eligible high school at the time application.

 

  • Must be of Hispanic/Latinx origin.

  • Must live in Orange, Osceola, or Seminole counties.

 

  • Intend to enroll in a four-year college or university or two-year community/technical college [in at least 12 units].

General Eligibility Requirements

At the time of application, applicant must meet the following minimum criteria:

Application Docs

Include all require documents, incomplete applications will not be accepted:

Completed “Future Leaders” Scholarship application includes:

  • Personal Statement: Explain your educational and discuss your career goals. How will this award help you achieve your goals?

  • Community Involvement/Service: Describe your current and previous high school, college, and community service activities (include volunteer work). How has this service impacted you?

  • Financial Need: Describe your financial need and how you are financing your college education.

  • Transcripts: Attach an unofficial transcript of your high school and/or college course work.

  • 2 Recommendation Forms: Obtain two recommendation forms, preferably from an employer, teacher, counselor, business or community person. The forms should evaluate your academic potential, public service, financial need, leadership experiences, and other factors indicating your potential for future success.

  • Certification: Sign the application and certify that all information is true and accurate.

Deadline for Applications

You must submit the application and all requested materials to the PRCCCF by Saturday, July 31, 2021.

Postmarked date of Saturday, July 31, 2021 will be accepted.

 

You may also scan all materials and email.

Mail your complete application all attachments to

Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida
 

2312 Merrimack Dr.


Kissimmee, FL 34743


Email: prchamberofcfl@gmail.com


Subject line: 2021 “Future Leaders” Scholarship


Please feel free to contact the Jorge Figueroa via email at prchamberofcfl@gmail.com with any questions you may have regarding the “Future Leaders” Scholarship.

  • t is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all materials are provided with theapplication.

  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

  • Late applications will NOT be accepted.

  • No prior acknowledgements are made to applicants and all notifications are final.

Before mailing, review these important points
Notification

All students selected for awards will be notified by July 31, 2021; and will receive an invitation to a Scholarship Celebration. Details regarding the Scholarship Celebration will be provided in the invitation. Students not selected for a scholarship will receive a written notification via email.

Privacy and Security

The data that we collect from you will only be used for the purpose of determining your eligibility for scholarships and will be protected from outsiders.

Authorization

By submitting an application, you (the student) authorize the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce to publicize your name and picture in the event you are awarded a scholarship.

Disbursement of Funds

Scholarship checks are disbursed August 2021 - October 2021. Students must provide verification of registration (a class schedule), still meet scholarship eligibility requirements and submit a thank you note to the donors who made this scholarship possible before a check will be generated or disbursed. Specific instructions and deadlines for obtaining scholarship checks are provided with each scholarship award certificate. Scholarships will not be held for use at a later date.

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