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Mente Summit Scholarship



Deadline - January 31st, 2020

For every five associate and bachelor degrees awarded to the Latino community, only two are awarded to Latino males, and it is projected that if left ignored, this gap could more than double by the year 2040. The purpose of the Mente Summit Scholarship is to encourage and provide Latinx student males the opportunity to further their academic and technical potential as they prepare to become future leaders. Selected scholarship recipients will be awarded a one-time $1,000 scholarship for higher education. The Mente Summit will award five high school seniors and/or current college students who plan to continue furthering their education. The scholarship process will be entirely online. It is essential to read the following information regarding student eligibility and scholarship guidelines.


Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a Latinx male

  • Applicant must be a resident of Oregon

  • Must demonstrate financial need

  • Applicant must be from a high school graduating class of 2020 or a current college student

  • Applicant must plan to enroll or be enrolled at a two or four-year public or private, accredited post-secondary institution in the United States in the fall of 2020

    • Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree​, vocational, trade, and/or technical school



  • The Mente Summit Scholarships are in the amount of $1,000 per selected student 

  • The Mente Summit Scholarships are made possible by contributions from individuals, businesses, organizations, and associations both public and private

  • The Mente Summit administers the scholarship fund

Application  Checklist:

Before beginning the application, please make sure you have all the following information ready. Once you start the scholarship application, you cannot save it and come back to it.

  • A valid e-mail address

  • Student ID Number

  • Letter of recommendation

    • ​Academic or

    • Nonacademic but not family or close friends. Students returning to school after an extended absence are not required to have an academic reference

  • Copy of transcripts (does not need to be official)

  • Answers to the following three Personal statement questions, written in 200-250 words each question:

  1. What has been the most important lesson you have learned from your involvement in leadership activities, community service, work experience, or extracurricular activities?

  2. Please tell us about your experience growing up as a Latinx male, and what has been the biggest challenge you have faced, and what have you learned from it?

  3. As a Latinx male, what are your career goals and the most significant change or contribution you would like to make to your community?

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