Francisco Valencia Memorial Endowed Scholarship

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY, MARCH 18.

Awarded to students who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to service and leadership, possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above and demonstrate financial need.

The Francisco Valencia Scholarship was created to provide scholarship support to a student who has given back to both their DePaul and neighborhood community. Throughout his life, “Frankie” was committed to social justice and service that made a difference in the lives of young people throughout the city of Chicago. In his four years at DePaul, he served as a Chicago Quarter Mentor, a STARS Peer Mentor, a Jumpstart Corps member, a Hoops and Hopes volunteer, a DCSA trip leader, a VOICES Intern, a Resident Advisor, and a student employee with the Men of Color initiative. Just a few days after he was awarded the Lincoln Laureate Award and served as the student keynote speaker at the Diversity Brunch during Family Weekend 2009, Frankie met an untimely death due to senseless gun violence. The Francisco Valencia Memorial Scholarship honors the legacy of this phenomenal young man who gave of himself for the benefit of others and was committed to changing the world. This one-time, non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to one student who displays the commitment to service and leadership that reflects the legacy of Fransisco Valencia.

APPLICANTS MUST MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA

  • Demonstrate a commitment to service and student involvement
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Be active in the community
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Demonstrate financial need by having a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the Office of Financial Aid (DePaul)
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student at DePaul University

All applications must be submitted online by March 18, 2019 at 11:59:59 pm CST. Incomplete and late submissions will not be considered.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

By completing the application for this scholarship you are authorizing the Office of Multicultural Student Success and the Francisco Valencia Scholarship Review Committee to review your financial and academic records in order to assess your application.

Please direct ALL QUESTIONS regarding this scholarship to:
Christopher Love • Scholarship Coordinator
Office of Multicultural Student Success
PHONE: 773-325-7325
EMAIL: christopher.love@depaul.edu

Award
$2,881
Scopes
Office of Multicultural Student Success, Student Affairs
Deadline
03/18/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. OMSS Affiliation - I Am (Check All That Apply):
  2. Please list your Extracurricular Involvement, including your activities in civil, social, service, military, and/or honor societies. Please list the position that you held (i.e., President, Member, other) as well as the length of your involvement i.e. number of quarters and/or years.
  3. Please upload a one page resume summarizing your employment record, leadership activities, and other information pertinent to the application.
  4. Please upload a 2-3 page, double-spaced, grammatically correct essay that addresses the following: How will you, like Francisco Valencia, work toward changing the world and promote social justice through activist activities? Be sure to include: a) Your personal definition of change, b) specific examples of your service experiences and work within the Chicago community where you live and c) an explanation of how you can empower other young change agents to tap into their leadership potential.