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COPAL Latine Youth Fund – Scholarship Opportunity

COPAL is a grassroots, membership-based non-profit organization committed to creating dignified life for Latines in Minnesota through leadership in public policy and provision of direct services to our community. Recognizing the critical importance of equitable access to education, we are dedicated to fostering opportunities for Latine students. As part of COPAL’s Youth Program, we are delighted to announce the availability of scholarships ranging from $1,000 – $2,000 aimed at facilitating greater access to educational opportunities for Latine students.
This is also an opportunity to gain professional development experience in an office environment and transferable administration skills. Participants will also be eligible for career and employment services, and are potentially eligible for pre-approved expenses such as book costs, transportation cards, and interview clothes.

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Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a senior in a Minnesota high school enrolling in continuing
    education in Minnesota for the 2024-25 school year, or a senior in college,
    or working towards receiving a recognized credential
  • Must have a valid Social Security Number**
  • Must attend four professional development workshops during the summer
    of 2024:

■ Emotional Intelligence, July 16, 2024
■ Financial Literacy, July 17, 2024
■ Academic Readiness, July 18, 2024
■ Parent Informational Workshop, July 23, 2024
■ Networking, July 24, 2024
Optional: Participate in committee meetings before school starts

  • Must identify as Hispanic/Latin@
  • Write an Essay

■ As COPAL participates in building a just society, we are aware that our work needs to be guided by principles that center on the well-being of the community. Therefore, in 2019, COPAL adopted the Jémez Principles for Democratic Organization as a guiding compass for building relationships with organizations and/or individuals who share our common dreams. These principles were collectively written in 1996 in the city of Jémez, New Mexico, by a multi-racial group of activists working on issues of globalization. Choose one of the Jémez Principles (image below) and explain why it is important when creating social change and how you live by that principle in your life.

Application Deadline: June 28, 2024

**Due to government funding requirements, we require participants to hold a valid Social Security
Number. This ensures compliance with regulations governing the distribution of funds. We appreciate
your understanding and cooperation in meeting these eligibility criteria.

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