Calling high school seniors and current college students: The application for the 2024 Miller-Perez Family Scholarship Fund is officially open!
Monday, April 15, 2024 at 5PM
$2,000 for 2024-2025 academic year
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 2024-2025 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
ALL REQUIRED ITEMS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA GOOGLE FORM
Details on the items listed below are available on the application form:
Letters of Recommendation
Financial Aid Form
Winners will be recognized on May 30, 2024.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
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.