FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2023
61 Students Selected to Receive California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation Scholarship
SACRAMENTO—The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation (CLLCF) announced today 61 students from across the state were selected to receive a 2023 CLLCF Scholarship worth $5,000, totaling $305,000 in scholarships being awarded. In its ninth year of operation, the CLLCF Scholarship Program received 916 applications.
“On behalf of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, we are thrilled to announce that 61 remarkable students have been awarded the CLLCF Scholarship this year!” said Latino Caucus Chair Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Riverside). “We are proud to continue providing these opportunities to invest in the future of the next generation of leaders. Pursuing higher education requires commitment and dedication, which these students have demonstrated, and we commend them for their hard work. We believe that these individuals have the potential to make a positive impact on our society and we are grateful to support them in their academic pursuits. Congratulations to all of the scholarship recipients – we can't wait to see what you will achieve!”
Winners were selected from a highly competitive pool of over 900 applicants and evaluated using the following criteria: academic performance, personal statements, extracurricular activities, leadership positions held, special awards and honors received, and work history. Each winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship, which aids eligible students admitted to or currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.
“Congratulations to our 2023 CLLCF scholarship winners! I commend them for all of their accomplishments and for dedicating themselves to their dreams to have a greater impact on the world. I know that the educational journey comes with its challenges and that is why we are pleased to announce they will each receive $5,000 scholarships to help lessen the burden as they begin this new chapter. We wish all 61 of our outstanding scholarship recipients great success in their studies and look forward to hearing about the many achievements and rich experiences they will share with communities across the state and back at home!,” said Senator Lena Gonzalez (D – Long Beach).
For complete details about the scholarship program criteria and parameters, please visit the Foundation website at www.cllcf.org. Details for the 2024 scholarship application process will be posted to the website early next year.
The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation is a charitable, non-profit established to promote and advocate on behalf of the Latino community in California and to educate the public about Latino culture, heritage, and issues of importance to Latinos in California.
2023 CLLCF Scholarship Winners
MEDIA CONTACT:Cassandra Kester