Scholarship Info

APPLICATION SUBMISSION CLOSED

NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2024-2025 academic year

APPLICATION CRITERIA:

  • HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR
  • ATTEND SCHOOL IN NY/NJ/CT AREA
  • HISPANIC/LATINX
  • CUMULATIVE GPA ABOVE 2.8
  • 80 RECORDED HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • PLANNING TO REGISTER AS A FULL-TIME COLLEGE STUDENT FOR THE FALL OF 2024

Application and Full Requirements Below

Please read the following instructions before completing the application form

You will need to upload the following: 

1- A copy of your report card 

2- Proof of community hours (80 hours) 

3- An essay (between 600-1200 words). May be added in this form under ESSAY TOPIC

4- FAFSA and Student Aid Report (SAR) 

5- School transcripts 

6- Enrollment verification from the school 

7- Financial aid award letter from the college you are enrolling in 

8- (3) Letters of recommendation 

9- Employment Authorization Document (EAD). This requirement only applies to you if you’re a DACA recipient. 

Requirements 

US Citizens 

• Permanent legal resident or DACA 

• Minimum of 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students. 

• Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public, or not-for-profit, four-year university, in the US, for the 2024-2025 academic year 

• Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable) 

Non-US Citizens 

• U.S. Permanent Resident, with a Permanent Resident Card (formerly known as an Alien Registration Receipt Card or “Green Card”) 

• Conditional permanent resident (I-551C) 

• Other eligible non-citizens with a valid Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any one of the following designations: Refugee, Asylum Granted, Indefinite Parole, Humanitarian Parole, or Cuban-Haitian Entrant


SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE:

September: TRSRM Foundation Scholarship application opens.

March: The complete application is due.

April: Semi-finalists for the TRSRM Foundation Scholarship are announced and will be contacted for an in-person or virtual interview.

May: Finalists for TRSRM Foundation Scholarship are notified. 

May/June: All TRSRM scholars must submit their enrollment verification form.

June/July: The TRSRM scholarships are distributed to a select number of scholars.

FAQs

TRSRM Foundation benefits from the generous support of numerous donors and partners who share the foundation’s values and want to ensure the future of the next generation of Hispanic/Latinx leaders by providing them with the means to higher education.

TRSRM Foundation currently awards scholarships annually for $2,000+/each to extraordinary Hispanic/Latinx high school seniors. As the foundation expands, we project the number of recipients to increase two-fold, if not more, in the coming years. Students must attend a four-year accredited college or university within the United States.

Yes, financial assistance is provided only for undergraduate education.

Students must be current high school seniors at the time of their application. The deadline is March 15, 2024.

We begin accepting applications on September 4th, 2023, during your senior year in high school. There is no advantage in sending your application early for the scholarship competition, as all applicants are considered equally regardless of the submission date.

All transcripts and letters of recommendation should be submitted by March 1st. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

We ask for three letters of recommendation. Two of these should be written by your high school counselor, teacher, or principal. The third letter may be submitted by someone who knows you well and can attest to your character, leadership ability, commitment to community service, and/or academic achievement. This may include an employer, mentor, or coach. It cannot be your mother, father, guardian, or family member.

Due to the national trend to be test-optional, we do not require either SAT (Verbal and Math) or ACT (composite) scores. Results of AP/IB exams are optional as well. If you have taken these exams and have scores to report, you should submit those scores on your application.

Because we do not require SAT/ACT test scores, there are no minimum requirements. Because the scholarship is competitive, successful applicants have demonstrated a serious academic commitment. This is reflected in their course selection, high-grade point averages, rank in class, and test scores.

We require one essay, approximately 600-1200 words, in ENGLISH only. Please see the essay section of the application for your essay topic.

APPLICATIONS MAY NOT BE FAXED. Due to a large number of applicants, we are unable to accept faxed applications.

If you have a legitimate reason that was beyond your control for missing the deadline, you may call to request an extension. TRSRM Foundation must approve for the deadline to be extended.

Yes. You must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or have a valid Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any of the following designations: Refugee, Asylum Granted, Indefinite Parole, Humanitarian Parole, or Cuban-Haitian Entrant to apply.

Financial need is a factor that we consider in awarding scholarships. If you think that you will be eligible for financial aid at the colleges to which you are applying, you should apply for TRSRM scholarship.

We do not ask for your parent’s income. Instead, we ask that you submit a FAFSA, financial aid award letter from an accepted college/university, or a Student Aid Report.

The scholarship may be used at any degree-granting four-year college within the United States. Recipients may study any academic discipline of their choice. The scholarship may not be used for vocational or technical training.

Semifinalists will be contacted by mid-March. Finalists will be notified in April. Because of the many applicants, we cannot guarantee notification of those who have not reached the semifinalist or finalist stage.

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