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Applications for 2021 scholarships will be received from January 1 through April 31, 2021



APPLICATION

Applicants must complete the applicationalong with the following required documentation, and deliver all documents and materials to the PMAHCCF via electronic or regular mail (described in detail on the application form), by April 30 of each year. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered or accepted. In addition to a completed application form, applicants must provide the following:

1. CURRENT, COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF GRADES ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Official or unofficial transcript; or Student-generated online transcript of grades that includes the student and school’s name. Grade reports are NOT accepted.
  • GED Test score results

    2. CURRENT, COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF GRADES ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

    • How has your family background affected the way you see the world?
    • How do you think your education will contribute to who you are in the future?

    APPLICATION DEADLINE INFORMATION

    All application documents and information MUST be received by April 30 of every year in which the applicant is applying.

    All information received is confidential and is reviewed only by authorized PMAHCCF personnel. The PMAHCCF’s Scholarship Selection Committee selects the recipient of the Scholarship after assessing each application received. All decisions are final.


    ** Approved accredited institutions are defined as Title IV eligible, accredited, post-secondary two- or four-year colleges or universities, vocational, or technical schools in the United States.

    AWARD

    • Recipients of the Scholarship will be awarded one grant of up to $2,000, payable directly to the school the recipient is currently enrolled in or has been accepted to. 
    • Qualified candidates, including past recipient awardees, may re-apply every year, provided applicants meet the requirements described above. Awards are not renewable.
    • If you are currently enrolled or have been accepted to a LAW SCHOOL, you may qualify for the PMAHCCF’s Rob Vega Memorial Scholarship. Send us an e-mail requesting the application. Scholarships@pmahcc.org


    QUALIFICATIONS


    To be eligible to apply to the scholarship program, applicants must:

    • Currently attend, enrolled in or accepted into in an accredited post-high school educational institution** including 2 or 4 year college or university or vocational, technical or trade school in the United States or its territories
    • Currently reside or have established plans to reside in one of the following counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Westmoreland or Washington County
    • Demonstrate unmet financial need of at least $1,000 after the financial aid award package has been determined
    • Have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry (at least one of applicant’s grandparents must be Hispanic)
    • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
    • Enroll as a full-time student
    • Community involvement is required




    Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization

    1555 Broadway Avenue Second Floor  Pittsburgh PA 15219 U.S.A.

    Phone: (412) 533-9300  ● email: chamber@pmahcc.org

    *The PMAHCC Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization 

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