"Students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators. They must learn to think and act for themselves-and be free." Cesar E. Chavez
The UFW has created the ¡Si Se Puede! ® Scholarship Program and will award scholarships to eligible UFW members or their dependents in California, Oregon and Washington.
The program was created at the request of UFW members to help fulfill the educational dreams of their students who represent thousands of hard-working farm worker families throughout California and the Pacific Northwest.
Si Se Puede! ® Scholarship Program Eligibility Info:
Must be a UFW member or a dependent of a UFW member
Must be accepted at or currently enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year accredited academic institution.
* $500 Scholarships for students enrolled in a 2yr college/academic program
* $1000 Scholarships for students enrolled in a 4yr college/university
* $1000 Scholarships for students enrolled in a Master’s, Doctoral or another advanced degree program
Completed application packet and all required documentation must be postmarked between May 15th 2012 and June 15, 2012 and must be mailed to the address listed on the application.
Download the application at http://www.ufw.org/s/scholarship or request one from your Secretary General, Benefits Secretary, UFW organizer or the local field office.
If you are interested in donating to the ¡Si Se Puede! ® Scholarship Fund or have any questions regarding eligibility, please contact the scholarship information line at 661-375-7591 or email the UFW Benefits Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org