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/Hispanic 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 Hispanic Student Resources 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/Hispanic or be interested in learning about the culture.
  • Enrolled in a CWI academic program.
  • Enrolled in 9 credits for fall and 9 credits for spring.
Program Expectations
  • Attend La Bienvenida: New Student Orientation.
  • Attend monthly meetings with assigned Hispanic Student Resources 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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