Established 2005
The Cesar Chavez Scholarship is available through the University of Central Missouri for a graduating high school
senior of the Kansas City metropolitan area (see below for eligible counties) planning to attend the University of
Central Missouri.
The Cesar Chavez Scholarship totals $12,500 and is distributed over four years/eight semesters ($3125 per year). This
scholarship can be used to cover direct costs the student will incur for attendance at UCM. Funds can be applied to
tuition and fees, housing or books. Scholarships can be reduced on a student-by-student basis if grant and scholarship
funding received is more than the direct cost to the student.
Background Information:
The Cesar Chavez Scholarship was established to provide a scholarship for a graduating high school senior of a Kansas
City metropolitan high school who plans to attend the University of Central Missouri. During Hispanic Heritage Day,
April 22, 2004, Governor Bob Holden recognized UCM with a proclamation for establishing this scholarship (the first
of its kind in the State of Missouri). The first annual Cesar Chavez Scholarship was presented April 24, 2004, at the
Guadalupe Center in Kansas City, Missouri at the annual Cesar Chavez Festival.
To be eligible to apply, a student must:
a. be a graduating senior of a high school located in the Kansas City metropolitan area (see eligible counties
b. be accepted to the University of Central Missouri;
c. be a U.S. citizen or hold legal immigration status
d. be of Hispanic or Latino descent or demonstrate involvement in the Hispanic or Latino community;
e. have a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale following the seventh semester of high
f. demonstrate financial need as defined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid);
g. FAFSA must be filed by April 1 of each year.
* Eligible Kansas City, MO counties include: Cass, Clay, Jackson, Johnson, Platte.
* Eligible Kansas City, KS counties include: Johnson, Leavenworth, Wyandotte
* Recipient(s) of the Cesar Chavez Scholarship must achieve a minimum of a 2.0 GPA and maintain full-time status for the fall
semester to be eligible to continue to receive the scholarship for the spring semester at UCM.
*Chavez Scholarship recipients must participate in the UCM mentorship program administered by the MAPS office.
1. The recipient(s) of the Cesar Chavez Scholarship will be recommended by the Scholarship Selection
Committee comprised of the Cesar Chavez Committee of Greater Kansas City and UCM representatives.
2. The Selection Committee, with the approval of the President of UCM, will annually establish the number and
award amount. In a given year, the Committee may exercise the option of making no selection.
1. Na
me _____________________________________ UCM student ID# __________________________________
2. Permanent Address ____________________________________________________________________________
city state zip code county
3. Hi
gh school attended ___________________________________________________________________________
name of school city state county
4. Hom
e Phone ( ) ______________________ E-mail address _____________________________________
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Cesar Chavez Scholarship
Scholarship Application
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. Attach a list of high school and community organizations to which you belong. List leadership roles when
6. “The end of all education should surely be service to others.” – Cesar Chavez
In an essay of no more than 500 words answer the following questions as they relate to this statement. How does this
statement apply to your life?; and How have you exemplified or plan to exemplify this statement?
7. Attach two letters of recommendation, one of which must come from your high school.
Personal Financial Statementindicate your estimated budget for the next school year.
Tuition and required fees
Personal Savings
Books, instructional material
Part-time earnings during academic year
Room and board
Aid from parents/guardians
Clothing expenses
Other Scholarships/Grants
Personal and recreational
Other Resources
Sorority/Fraternity Dues
Understanding of Acceptance: If I am selected as a recipient of this scholarship, I understand that I must meet the
criteria as outlined in this application at the beginning of the semester in which the scholarship is to be applied to my
student account. If my status should change before/during the academic year, I understand that I must notify the
Office of Student Financial Services. I further understand that a change in my status may affect my eligibility and the
application of the scholarship to my student account. A FAFSA must be on file each year to maintain eligibility
____________________________________________ ____________________________________
Signature Date
Application must be deliv
ered or postmarked by March 1 to:
Office of Student Financial Services University of Central Missouri ▪ PO Box 800 ▪Ward Edwards 1100 ▪
Warrensburg, MO 64093
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