Latinx Scholars Program

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The Latinx Scholars Program is designed to help students feel connected to the CWI community, learn about Latinx culture, and explore the role of identity and language in everyday experiences. Scholars will enroll in courses with other scholars as part of a cohort, meet monthly with one of the Latinx Student Service Coordinators, and attend two monthly socials and two academic workshops per semester. All scholars will be assigned a Navegando Mentor. To be selected for the program, students must apply, meet eligibility requirements, and agree to program expectations. Students who are selected will receive a $1,000 scholarship for their first year. 

Apply to become one of our 2023-24 Latinx Scholars.

Latinx Scholars Application

Minimum Eligibility Criteria
  • First time incoming student to CWI. (Students with previously earned dual credit still qualify.)
  • Identify as Latinx or be interested in learning about Latinx culture.
  • Enrolled in a CWI Academic Program.
  • Enrolled in 9 credits for Fall and 6 credits for Spring/Summer
Program Expectations
  • Attend La Bienvenida: Latinx New Student Orientation.
  • Attend monthly meetings with assigned Latinx Student Service Coordinator. 
  • Attend two semester socials with Latinx Scholars cohort. 
  • Attend two semester academic workshops with Latinx Scholars cohort. 
Application Requirements
  • Submit application through CWI Scholarship portal. 
  • Answer three essay questions. 
  • Select risk factors that pertain to you. (See risk factor definitions below.) 
  • Submit FAFSA if eligible, or complete Student Aid Estimator and upload to scholarship portal.  

Risk Factor Definitions

Risk Factor Definitions

  • First-Generation Student: refers to a student who is the first in their family to attend college. 
  • Has Children/Dependents: refers to a student who is a parent or provides care and covers living expenses for a child or children under the age of 18. 
  • Limited English Proficiency: refers to a person who is not fluent in the English language, often because it is not their native language. 
  • Lack of Educational Resources: refers to a person who may have limited or no access to materials, supplies, electronics to be successful in education. Examples: computers, internet, books, printer, etc. 
  • Migrant Seasonal Farm Worker: refers to an individual who is required to be absent from a permanent place of residence for the purpose of seeking employment in agricultural work. 
  • Non-Traditional Student: refers to a student who does not go directly into college after earning a high school diploma or GED and enroll into post-secondary education after being out of the Academic pipeline for 2 years or more.
  • Rural Community: refers to a rural area in a geographic location that is located outside the cities or large towns such as Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell and such. Typical rural communities have low population density and small settlements. 
  • Seasonal Farm Worker: refers to individuals who are employed in temporary farm work but do not have to move from their permanent residence to seek work; they typically have other sources of employment. 
  • Single Parent Household: refers to families with children under age 18 headed by a parent who is widowed or divorced and not remarried or by a parent who has never married.

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Photo of Bibiana Ramirez
Coordinator, Latinx Student Services
Micron Education Center
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Coordinator, Latinx Student Services
Lynx Building