The META scholarship program administered is made possible by the generous contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations each year.
META scholarships are range from $500 book scholarships, to $7,500 program scholarships payable over four years, for students attending four year college. Scholarships are available for students attending community college with plans to transfer after two years to a four year college as well.
To be eligible to apply for a META scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
Must be applying, accepted or enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education as a full-time undergraduate student pursuing an academic discipline.
Students enrolled in community or junior colleges are also eligible to apply provided they intend to enroll in and obtain a bachelor degree from a four-year accredited institution.
Must have a 3.00 GPA and be in good academic standing.
Must come from families at or below 60% of the area's median family income, based on family size.
Must be a U.S. Citizen of Hispanic origin (defined as having one Hispanic parent or two Hispanic grandparents) residing in the 50 states or Puerto Rico.
Preference is given to students who have demonstrated leadership or mentoring qualities through their record of involvement and participation in civic activities in school or in their communities.
Winners of the 2015 Scholarship will be announced in June. Applications are due March 31, 2015 by midnight.