New Scholarship for Hispanic Students –

The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators has launched the John S. Martinez Leadership Scholarship as an extension of the John S. Martinez Scholarship Fund.

The scholarship program is now available in 36 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands – where there are Hispanic state legislators. The expansion of the scholarship program will allow for scholarships to be awarded to 11 public high school students, and each student will receive a $3,000 grant to pursue higher education. The application deadline is September 14, 2012.

John S. Martinez was a Hispanic leader who served as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, and the addition of the scholarship named in his honor is to help provide learning opportunities to Hispanic high school students.

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