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César Chávez Mini-Grants

Student Project Funding Request Guidelines and Procedures:
The César Chávez Scholarship Fund is a private, volunteer organization whose mission and goals include:

Supporting, enhancing, and promoting the education and the personal & cultural growth of young Rhode Island Latinos.
Serving as a link among students, the local community, service, programs, leadership, and involvement.
Promoting an enduring legacy of pride, loyalty, and commitment to the life and beliefs of Cesar E. Chávez.
Facilitating meaningful relationships between Latino young people and their local community.
Offering financial assistance to under-served Latino individuals, including undocumented students and former inmates.

Who is Eligible for the Mini-Grant Program?
Mini-grants are available to Latino and non-Latino students who are enrolled full-time in a college or university in Rhode Island, and who wish to organize a Serve & Learn volunteer activity that falls in line with the Core Values of César Chávez and the goals of the César Chávez Serve and Learn Program. All students must be in a college-bound program when they apply for funds.
What is a Service & Learning Project?
To help students, teachers and mentors design a project, follow these guidelines based on the National Service & Learn Clearinghouse >> Go here

Winter Projects:
Mini-grants are available for up to $100 for student teams who design a Community Service Project between January 1 and March 31 every year (one team is encouraged to participate in the Annual Winter Community Food Drive). Student teams can be in junior high, middle school, high school or college.

Summer Projects:
Mini-grants for $100 are available during the Summer (July & August) to Latino and non-Latino students in grade 6-12 who are enrolled full-time in an educational program in Rhode Island, and who wish to organize a Service & Learning volunteer activity that falls in line with the Core Values of César Chávez and the goals of the César Chávez Service and Learning Program.

College students may apply for funds ranging from $100 to $300 for summer projects or coursework that would fulfill the criteria of the César Chávez Core Values. We encourage you to be as creative as you want, as long as you follow the guidelines.

  • Applicants do not have to be of Latino heritage, but the project for which they are seeking funds must benefit or include the Latino community of Rhode Island.

Requirements:
All students must be in a college-bound program or considering entering one, and must have a mentor.

All applicants must be available for a presentation about César Chávez presented by someone from the César Chávez Scholarship Team.

All participating students and their mentors will be recognized at the Annual César Chávez Breakfast held on March 31st.


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