The Application Process

 

Application Deadline:  April 30th, 2018

The Cuidado Casero Foundation Scholarship is given to full time students of Hispanic heritage enrolled in a Texas state school nursing program. The scholarship is awarded to financially needy students who display outstanding academic achievement, exemplary character, and active community service. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the information provided in this form.   These scholarships reflect our continuing commitment to the education of nurses and their promise to quality healthcare for all of us.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

 

To be considered for the scholarship, an applicant must be both considered in “Good Standing” within the Nursing Program and/or school and demonstrate a financial need to assist in the pursuance of their Nursing education.

 

To apply for the scholarship, an applicant must submit the following:

  1. Scholarship application and all required documentation postmarked by the deadline;
  2. Copy of their enrollment or acceptance letter to an approved nursing program;
  3. Copy of their notarized birth certificate, US passport, documentation you are a naturalized citizen, documentation of your lawful permanent resident of the US or your DACA status documentation;
  4. Copy of their latest official transcript which indicates your cumulative grade point average.  Transcripts must be received directly from the school or have been issued to the applicant in a sealed envelope, which shall remain sealed until its arrival at Cuidado Casero’s Scholarship Department, they must include official seal and date they were issued and the registrars signature.  Transcripts that do not conform to these requirements will not be accepted; *
  5. Two (2) letters of recommendation; one of the letters must be from an academic instructor outlining the applicant’s future professional contribution to the nursing profession and potential to act as a role model for other aspiring nurse students. Note:  The Letters of Recommendation must be the original copy in a sealed envelope with individuals signature across the sealed flap (no exceptions).
  6. Word-processed essay (500 words maximum)
  7. Current resume, which includes earned certificates, awards, associations and list of volunteer/civic work
  8. Current Student Aid Report (SAR) from your FAFSA that indicates their Estimated Financial Contribution.  A current SAR is required even if you are not eligible for or have not applied for other financial assistance.

 

*Submit latest official transcript which indicates your cumulative grade point average.  Transcripts must be received directly from the school or have been issued to the applicant in a sealed envelope, which shall remain sealed until its arrival at Cuidado Casero’s Scholarship Department, they must include official seal and date they were issued and the registrars signature.  Transcripts that do not conform to these requirements will not be accepted;