If there was ever a reason to not to make time for your passion, keep reading. By now you’ve heard of Facebook’s acquisition of that little, itty bitty application for 1, with a capitol B, Billion dollars! With over 1 million users this tiny application with a punch serves as a camera lens for photographs on an iPhone. I have to admit, I am a little obsessed with this application. “Hello my name is Evelyn, and I am addicted to Instagram.” Here is a sampling of a few of my fav’s on this super cool application.
I digress. You should know that the cool cat, Kevin Systrom, who founded this application had absolutely no computer science experience, just a dream. Two years ago, he had a desire to change how people share images with one another kept him up at night. At one point he juggled a full-time job all while investing the night time to this endeavor. Above all, he believed in himself and his purpose.
You have a unique set of talents and have everything it takes to create something amazing! Like Kevin Systrom, you too can invest your energy into pursing your passion. What’s stopping you from preparing for your future 1 billion dollar acquisition?
Mas Family Scholarship
Applications Due: April 23, 2012
The Mas Family Scholarship offers both undergraduate and graduate scholarships for s students in the fields of Engineering, Business, International Relations, Economics, Communications, and Journalism. Students are eligible to be considered for a Mas Family Scholarship if they:
Are a Cuban-American student, who was born in Cuba or is a direct Cuban descendent and is considered financially “needy.” “Needy” will be defined by using a special federal formula that examines a family’s financial situation in terms of how much a family can contribute to its child’s education.
- A minimum of a cumulative 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 GPA scale)
- A minimum SAT score of 1500/ 2400
- A complete application and all required forms submitted on time (see “Application Package” & “Application Instructions”)
For more information visit: http://jorgemascanosa.org/wordpress/?page_id=13
Adelante! US Educational Fund
Due April 30, 2012
Currently, there are six available scholarships available to college undergraduate students. Requirements vary from major to geographic location.
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Napa Valley Dream Act Coalition
Event Date: April 28, 2012
The second annual conference seeks to create awareness of resources for higher education and support of the youth, families of undocumented students, and their allies. The event will take place 8:30-3pm in Napa Valley, California.
To learn more visit: www.tinyurl.com/dreamersconference
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
2012 Young Latino Leaders Summit Series
Event Date: Monday, April 16, 2012
Join the 2011-12 CHCI’s graduate fellows for public policy roundtable discussion’s on pressing issues in the Hispanic community. The event is from 11-4pm in Washington, DC on Capitol Hill.
To learn more visit: http://www.chci.org/events/page/2012-young-latino-leaders-summit-series
By the way, don’t forget their scholarship for undergraduate/graduate application is due on 4/16. Visit for more information: http://www.chci.org/scholarships/
Lead the Way 2012 Fellowship
Application Due: April 26
For Emerging Women of Color Executive Directors & Mid-Level Managers July 31-August 5, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida
Lead the Way: Building the Pipeline of Women of Color in the Non-Profit Sector is a year-long fellowship hosted by the Women of Color Policy Network at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service for women of color mid-level managers and emerging Executive Directors, ages 25-38, working in U.S. based non-profit and community-based organizations.
For more information visit: http://wagner.nyu.edu/wocpn/leadership/