INTERNAL & EXTERNAL LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHP (ILS/ELS)
Aware of the prejudices and obstacles facing the minority women of our communities, Corazones Unidos Siempre, Chi Upsilon Sigma, National Latin Sorority, Inc.® (CUS) intends to support minority women in achieving a college education through the development of various leadership scholarship programs. We commit ourselves to Educating, Elevating, and Empowering® all women through our core values of Leadership, Sisterhood, Service and Character.
Through our dedication to servicing and educating others, as well as ourselves, and in an effort to successfully elevate women as contributing members on campuses around the country, CUS has established the Internal and External Leadership Scholarship (ILS/ELS) program.
Section 1: Scholarship Information
Eligibility for an ELS or ILS
This program is a limited, competitive scholarship program open to all first generation undergraduate or graduate women: 1) whom have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; 2) demonstrate a genuine need for these funds as evidence by their application; and 3) are currently attending a two/four-year college or university as a full-time student in one of the following regions:
Applicants for the ILS and ELS programs must submit the Statement of Accuracy for Students with their application (attached below). ELS applicants must come from schools targeted by CUS expansion efforts.
Available Scholarship Amount
Scholarship awards will be issued on an annual basis based on the availability of funds.
Internal Leadership Scholarship (ILS)
The ILS program is open only to current active undergraduate/graduate members of Chi Upsilon Sigma who meet the eligibility described below. Children of CUS members are eligible to apply. The total funding amount available for this scholarship is $7,500. CUS will award three (3) $2,500 scholarships to current active undergraduate/graduate members or children of active members who are attending a two/four year college within the six (6) regions identified above. If less than three applications are received, the scholarship may be equally distributed.
External Leadership Scholarship (ELS)
The ELS program is open only to women who meet the eligibility described below. The total funding amount available for this scholarship is $7,500. CUS will award three (3) $2,500 scholarships to minority women attending a four year college within the six (6) regions identified above. Each scholarship will be equally distributed depending on the number of applications received. If less than three applications are received, the scholarship may be equally distributed.
Section 2: Scholarship Guidelines
All eligible applicants for the ILS and ELS program must submit a completed application in order to be considered for these programs. If awarded, recipients of the ILS or the ELS should consider attending an upcoming national or regional event to receive the award. CUS will inform the recipient of the date, time and location of the event selected.
Section 3: Completing the Application
General Instructions for Applying
Application Component Checklist
To apply for this scholarship, applicants must prepare and submit a complete electronic application provided below (see application checklist below for required items). Mailed paper copies of the application will not be accepted.
The following components are required to be included as part of your scholarship application. Failure to include a required component may result in your application being removed from consideration.
Review of Applications
Section 4: Scholarship Downloads
Complete Scholarship Packet
Statement of Accuracy
ILS/ELS Distribution Form
Download the complete scholarship packet to include all instructions listed above, the application and the distribution form.
Download the standalone scholarship application. This application is due via email to the Leadership Scholarship Committee by 4:00 p.m. on March 4, 2016.
Download the standalone Statement of Accuracy for Students form. Applicants for the ILS and ELS programs must submit this form with their application.
Complete this form and return via e-mail only upon selection as a scholarship recipient. This forms must be submitted within 15 days of award notification.