The Dr. Angela Perez Miller Scholarship Fund was created to promote educational attainment in the Latino and immigrant community through tuition assistance and mentoring.
Latinos Progresando’s Associates Board, a group of young professionals, raises funds for and administers the scholarship, including the criteria and selection process, and serve as mentors for scholarship recipients.
About Dr. Angela Perez Miller (1937-2007)
The daughter of Mexican immigrants, Dr. Angela Perez Miller earned two master’s degrees and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and served for more than 30 years as an educator and advocate for Latino and immigrant students in the City of Chicago.
In addition to being an educator, Dr. Perez Miller served as board president of the Latino Institute, a civil rights think tank that addressed Latino concerns in Chicago. She also served as a member of Senator Miguel Del Valle’s education committee and as a founding member of the Alivio Medical Center, which opened in 1989 to provide primary health care services to Latinos.
Dr. Perez Miller will be remembered by all who knew her as a passionate, compassionate, and fearless woman who focused herself fully on the success of Latino schoolchildren in the City of Chicago.
–The Illinois General Assembly
What is a Dr. Angela Perez Miller Scholar?
Graduating high school seniors admitted to attend college or current college students enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education.
These students are chosen based on their academic performance, financial need, and commitment to community service.
The scholarship is open to students of Latino/immigrant descent in the City of Chicago, regardless of immigration status.