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Instructions for Completing the Scholarship Application

To apply, candidates must:

  • Completely fill out application
  • Incoming freshmen transcripts need to show class rankings and grade point average
  • Incoming freshmen should also submit a letter of recommendation from a high school counselor or principal
  • Attach verification that the student is currently enrolled on a full time basis at an accredited post-secondary institution in Corpus Christi or Kingsville or has been officially accepted by such an institution (fax to 361-888-9473)
  • If awarded, the student and parents/guardians agree to an orientation with the scholarship awards committee to review education/career track
  • Complete all required documents by April 10, 2009

Following the receipt of all applications by April 10, 2009, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Committee. Based on those interviews and the application materials, the Scholarship Committee will make the final recommendations for the scholarship awards.

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First Name
Last Name
Social Security
Permanent Address-Street/Route or PO Box
Local Phone (Area Code)
An Educational Scholarship Endowment Program Administered by the Coastal Bend Community Foundation

The Mano a Mano Scholarship program was established by the Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Flint Hills Resources to encourage students to complete high school and continue their education through college. Scholarships provided through the Mano a Mano Program will assist local students to achieve college degrees/certificates in technical fields of study relating to local employment which promote the growth of a local workforce, educated in the fields needed to fill job vacancies in the Corpus Christi area.

This one year scholarship is available to high school seniors, students who have recently graduated, or hold a GED Certificate from any area high school. Also included are students who are currently attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution in Corpus Christi or Kingsville, Texas. Scholarship awards are given up to $2,000. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, be full time students and demonstrate a willingness to seek employment in the Corpus Christi area following graduation. Financial need will be considered. Income verification will be required. Recipients may re-submit applications for subsequent years.
Birth Date
Male Female
US Citizen:
Yes No
American Indian Asian American/Asian African American/Black Puerto Rican Other Latino Caucasian/White Mexican American Other
Graduated from
High School
High School Diploma GED
Name of High School:
Date of Graduation/GED:
Class Rank:
Out of:
Overall GPA:
Applying to:
Del Mar College Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Texas A&M-Kingsville
Current Status:
Incoming Freshman Current Student Transfer Student
Classification next semester:
Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior

The following section is only applicable if you selected any choice other than "Incoming Feshman"
*Current Student at:
*Transfer Student from:

If applicant is under age 18 complete the following:
Parent or Guardian’s name:

List your significant community service, extra-curricular activities.
Organizations, Clubs, Athletics:
Offices Held:
Major Honors and Awards:
Work Experience
Not Employed Employed
Name of Company:
Number of hours worked pr/week:
Name of Supervisor:
Previous work experience:

In the space below, in 200 words or less, please tell us which field you would like to pursue
and why you are committed to studying and working in that field:

Check each statement below after you have read it. If awarded a Mano a Mano scholarship you agree to the following requirements.
I authorize the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Coastal Bend Community Foundation to publish my name and photos in the event I receive a scholarship.
I agree:
I will maintain satisfactory school attendance; conduct record, and grades as required by the scholarship.
I agree:
I authorize the Financial Aid / Registrar Offices to release grades and/or any other information on the scholarship application to the scholarship administrator donor upon request.
I agree:
I will provide/mail a current copy of class schedule and transcripts to the Mano a Mano scholarship program, Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box, Corpus Christi, TX. 78465.
I agree:
I Certify that the applicant is not an employee or family member of an employee the Corpus Chrisiti Hispanic Chamber of Commerce or the Mano a Mano Scholarship Committee.
I agree:
My signature gives permission for the Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerceand The Coastal Bend Community Foundation to use my name and photos in publications. Furthermore, I agree to release and hold harmless the aforementioned parties.

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