March 28, 2003

Deadline Announced for Chicano/Latino Youth Leadership

Project Conference Applications
Deadline for Applications is April 18th

Applications are now available for students interested in attending the 2003 Chicano/Latino Youth Leadership project (CLYLP) Conference. High school Sophomores and juniors are invited to submit applications to attend the annual conference held at CSU Sacramento from July 19-26, 2003.

Each year more than 100 students from across California attend the CLYLP Conference, which is designed to teach young students about leadership skills, cultural awareness and how state and local governments work. Highlights include interactive workshops, mentoring and a Career Day, which includes a college fair with community college, CSU, UC, and Ivy League recruiters. To date more than 2,000 California students have attended the annual conference.

Students are selected through an application process similar to those used by colleges and universities. Applications are accepted in both English and Spanish and there is no cost to apply or attend the conference.

Who: High school sophomores and juniors.

Where: Applications need to be postmarked by April 18, 2003. Students who are selected will be notified y June 1, 2003.

How: For information about the conference or to apply, please call 1-888-MY-CLYLP or log on to

Why: Since its inception in 1982, CLYLP’s mission has been to enhance and further develop the leadership potential of California’s youth as they prepare to become the future leaders of California and the nation. In order to accomplish this goal, a weeklong intensive leadership conference for high school students is held each summer. Students attend workshops and presentations by educators, political leaders, artists and other role models from the Latino community.

Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Financial Aid for Non-citizens, College-bound students who are not citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States are not eligible for State or federal financial assistance because of their immigration status.  In addition, they are generally classified as international students and therefore are required to pay higher tuition and fees. 

However, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), has compiled a list of scholarships that are open to undocumented students. The list is available on MALDEF’s website at or by calling (213) 629-2512.

Listings and Search Engines:
 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute http://www.
 Aspira Association, Inc.
 Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
 Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)
 Scholarship Search Engines  http://www.hispanicschol
College Board:
Absolutely Scholarships: http://www.absolutely
College Connection Scholarship
FreSch! http://www/fres

Journalist Fellowship at USC

USC Annenberg’s Institute for Justice and Journalism is pleased to announce its 2003 California Fellowships program.

Supported by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation, California Fellowships will be awarded to 15 journalists from general audience and community-focused media throughout California to support exemplary journalism about social justice issues shaped by the state’s racial and ethnic diversity.  The institute is seeking a mix of print, television, radio and Web journalists who would use what they learn from the fellowships to bring depth and context to stories about issues such as affirmative action, the Racial Classification Initiative and treatment of immigrants.

The California Fellows will participate in a series of programs from June 16, 2003 to October 4, 2003, and publish or broadcast story projects by the end of the year.

Additional information and application materials for the California Fellowships are available at the Institute for Justice and Journalism’s website at or by e-mail at

The application deadline is April 21, 2003.

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