Durango Educational Alliance for Multicultural Achievement The Mona Garibay and Mallory Gonzales Memorial Scholarship The Mona Garibay and Mallory Gonzales Memorial Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1,000 each, to be paid in two equal installments during the fall and spring semesters. Past scholarship recipients are eligible and encouraged to reapply and will be competing with all other applicants. Recipients of each scholarship will be notified on April 18th. Following are the scholarship requirements: Applicant must be a: o graduate of Durango High School or o successfully completed the GED program through the Durango Adult Education Center or o received a Certificate of Completion from Durango High School An ethnic minority Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in current educational program (high school or college) Be accepted to or attending an accredited two or four year college/university, or vocational school Provide evidence of commitment to family, neighborhood or community (i.e. participation in school, clubs, church, family activities etc.) Be available for a personal interview the week of April 7th Be available Saturday, May 3, 2008 to formally receive the scholarship letter at Del Alma’s annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration Preference will be given to: Low-income students Those who have participated in a Del Alma program for at least one year Students who displayed an appreciation and evidence of working to promote respect and appreciate of diversity in their community, family or school. Mona Garibay and Mallory Gonzales Memorial Scholarship Application Form Name:_________________________________________________________________ Parents: Occupations: Include Address:_____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ Home Phone:_______________________ Cell: __________________________ email address: _____________________________________________________ Name of college/university/ trade school planning to attend: ________________________________________________________________________ Have you been formally accepted? ( ) YES ( ) Not Yet (pending) Are you currently attending a college/university or trade school? ( )Yes ( )No If yes, what year: _________________ Cumulative G.P.A for the past year: __________ What scholarships have you received: _____________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ What other scholarships have you applied for: ______________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ The Mona Garibay and Mallory Gonzales Memorial Scholarships are sponsored by the Durango Educational Alliance for Multicultural Achievement Our mission is: to promote cultural awareness and educational excellence for multicultural youth. Please provide the following information by March 31, 2008: Completed Memorial Scholarship Application form At least one letter of recommendation. The letter should provide: o evidence of your commitment to community, neighborhood and/or family o must be written by a non-relative and o address your motivation and commitment to higher education. High school or current transcripts Letter of acceptance from college/university or vocational school A 500 minimum word personal essay (typed and double spaced) addressing the following: o Background /description about yourself o What you have accomplished academically o What are your educational/career goals o What have you accomplished or participated in that promotes diversity and/or your culture within your community, family or school i.e. volunteer experience, church etc.. Scholarship finalist may be asked to provide documents that demonstrate student’s financial need. Completed application forms should be mailed to: Del Alma Attention: Scholarship Committee PO Box 4445 Durango, CO 81302 For additional questions contact LeeAnn Vallejos at 382-9693 All applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2008. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.