The Young Latinas Leadership Institute Scholarship

The Young Latinas Leadership Institute Scholarship is now accepting applications.

The Young Latinas Leadership Institute (YLLI) was created in partnership with the Office of University Relations of The City University of New York with goals to prepare young Latinas to become professionally skilled, and help them identify effective strategies to succeed and create social change. The YLLI is a program that provides young Latinas with the tools and support to attain college degrees and reach their fullest potential. 100 Hispanic Women, Inc. understands that leadership is a developmental process that requires customized training. The program focuses on building leadership capabilities such as vision, motivation, organization, decision making, and strategic action; it inspires tomorrow’s emerging leaders through mentorship, training segments, and internships. Each year, five students who demonstrate leadership skills, academic excellence, and financial need are selected as 100 Hispanic Women Young Latinas Leadership Institute Scholars.

An in-person interview is required of students who are selected as finalists.

Eligibility:

-Latina student currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate freshman,

-GPA of at least 3.0 or high school average of at least 83%,

-Must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher throughout the four-year program,

-Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., and

-Scholars are required to participate in two annual workshops and an annual conference

 

Award:

$1,000 annually for four years, and mentoring, professional development, and internship opportunities

 

Application Deadline:  Thursday, Sept. 30, 2014.

 

More information is available online.

Students who are interested in applying may contact Michele Galati, Fellowship and Scholarship Advisor, at 718.982.2301 or michele.galati@csi.cuny.edu.