Miller-Perez Family Scholarship

Calling high school seniors and current college students: The application for the 2022 Miller Perez Family Scholarship Fund is officially open!

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Friday, April 8, 2022

AMOUNT

$2,000 for 2022-2023 academic year

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QUALIFICATIONS
Admitted or enrolled in an undergraduate degree-seeking program or certificate program at a US accredited college or university
Enrolled for at least 6 credit hours for the 2022-2023 academic year
Not previously awarded a scholarship from Latinos Progresando
Experience financial need
Be of Latino and/or immigrant descent
Demonstrate commitment to community service
Reside in Cook County

REQUIREMENTS

ALL REQUIRED ITEMS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA MAIL* OR DROPPED OFF TO THE OFFICE OF LATINOS PROGRESANDO. *The letter must be postmarked on or before Friday, April 8th. We strongly encourage applicants to submit early to avoid issues with mailing.
Latinos Progresando
C/O:Scholarship Committee
3047 W. Cermak Rd
Chicago, IL 60623

Details on the items listed below are available on the application form:
Application Form
Transcript
Resume
Letters of Recommendation
Financial Aid Form
Essay Response

Winners will be recognized at a Latinos Progresando event in June 2022.

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With questions, contact scholarship@latinospro.org.

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP

Formerly known as the Dr. Angela Perez Miller Scholarship Fund, the Miller-Perez Family Scholarship Fund honors Dion Miller Perez, his mother Dr. Angela Perez Miller, and their families.

When the scholarship originated, Latinos Progresando worked alongside Dion to name it in his mother’s honor. Dr. Perez Miller’s parents emigrated from Mexico to the U.S. in the 1920s and settled in Chicago’s southwest side. After obtaining two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Dr. Perez Miller served as a teacher and administrator for Chicago Public Schools (CPS). For more than 30 years, Dr. Perez Miller educated youth in Pilsen and Little Village, advocated for increased bilingual education classes in CPS schools, and demanded increased assistance and resources for Latino children, particularly those with special needs. After retiring from CPS, Dr. Perez Miller taught bilingual education and educational policy classes at UIC and DePaul University.

Dion Miller Perez passed suddenly in the summer of 2018–a family man, Dion lived a life of public service, with deep involvement in Chicago Public Schools, local politics and community organizations, including LP.

In Dion’s honor, beginning with the class of 2020, the scholarship fund will henceforth be known as the Miller-Perez Family Scholarship Fund.

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5 Comments

Latinos Progresando

Hi Liza, Thank you so much for wanting to join our newsletter. There was a technical issue, but it has been resolved. Our team will go ahead and add you to the list.

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Julia Vega

Me agrada saber que contamos con una organización como Latinos progresando, porque asen la diferencia en nuestra comunidad.

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Maria DeSantiago

Hello, I am a active student, mother and tragedy became single mother last year. I am looking forward to accomplish my goal of abating my BA in Early Child Education and it will benefit me and support.
Looking forward to hear more about the opportunities of this scholarship.

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Latinos Progresando

Hi Maria, The Perez Miller Family Scholarship Fund will re-open in January 2022. Please continue to check back for updates and follow us on social media @latinospro.

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