I'm exhausted, going through a pretty major depression I'm still working on pulling myself out of, and should have been asleep two hours ago, but I'm here sharing words instead because they are important. Clorox is sponsoring the Suena sin Limites (Dream Without Limits) Scholarship Program encouraging Latina teens and moms to dream big for a brighter future.
In partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), Clorox has a special mission: to offer scholarships to college-bound Hispanic high schoolers and to Hispanic moms whose plans for their own education were interrupted. Scholarship entries are due on December 21, so if you are just seeing this for the first time, pretend you aren't aware that the program launched in September and let's focus on the Me Being ADHD thing, so work with me here. You can thank me later for not posting this on Thursday.
Six mothers and six high school seniors planning to attend an accredited U.S. university during the 2013-2014 school year will be provided with a $10,000 scholarship to help them to advance their education. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit an essay detailing their life and academic goals, and their plans to achieve them by responding to the following questions:
- What are your educational aspirations, what are your plans to reach them, and what support are you seeking to make them a reality?
- How will this scholarship allow you to make your biggest dreams a reality, and how will your transformation allow you to give back to your family and community?
“Clorox is proud to partner, yet again, with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund to launch the ‘Sueña Sin Límites’ scholarship program,” said Jay Stilwell, Marketing Manager at The Clorox Company. “By awarding six $10,000 scholarships to moms who wish to continue their education and six $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors enrolling in university, our hope is to help them achieve the goals they’ve set for themselves, their families and their communities.”
“It is never too late to earn a college degree,” says Frank D. Alvarez, President and CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. “With this program, Clorox demonstrates our shared commitment to the success of Hispanic students and their families, and supports our goal of placing a college degree in every Latino household across America.”
Applicants who meet HSF’s full eligibility criteria can submit an application and upload their essay at http://www.hsf.net/Clorox.
The 12 scholarship recipients, chosen based on HSF’s selection criteria and the quality of the essay, will be announced publicly in May 2013 by Galilea Montijo at a community event in Miami.
For more information on the “Sueña Sin Límites” scholarship program and the HSF events, visit www.SueñaSinLimites.com.
You still here? It's Tuesday. You want to win this scholarship. Put down the iPhone, tell Mami you've got to hang up and talk later, and just apply. Four days is plenty of time to dedicate just a few moments to dreaming about a life without limits.