City Colleges of Chicago Foundation Scholarships

Available for the Fall and Spring terms.

Arturo Velasquez Scholarship

A towering figure in Chicago's great Mexican-American community, Arturo Velasquez was a dedicated family man, a father of four wonderful children, a committed husband to his wife of seventy-two years, a highly successful businessman and entrepreneur, and a highly respected community leader. Although he did not have much formal education himself, Mr. Velasquez always understood the importance and value of a good education. He strongly encouraged the education of his children, he served as a Trustee of the City Colleges of Chicago for ten years and he was a vigorous advocate for education in the Latino community. Throughout his life, Mr. Velasquez worked hard, became a lifelong learner and an educated man, achieved great success and gave back to the community. He served as a role model to many and paved the way so that others might achieve. The Arturo Velasquez Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for deserving students enrolled a the Arturo Velasquez Institute. Scholarship monies are to be used to defray educational costs (tuition, fees or books). In rare cases, scholarship funds may be used as matching funds (maximum $250 one-time scholarship) to pay a prior balance at the Arturo Velasquez Institute if that will make it possible for the applicant to re-enroll in classes.

Up to $1,000.00 per semester and is renewable based on maintaining all eligibility requirements.

Eligibility Criteria include:
• Pursuing an Associates Degree or any vocational certificate program;
• Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester;
• Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and in good standing;
• High school or GED Graduate;
• Must be a resident of the City of Chicago and eligible for in-district tuition rates;
• Open to undocumented students who meet all other listed eligibility criteria.

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