The Chicano/Latino/x Faculty and Staff Announces the Annual Dr. Ernesto Galarza Scholarship for 2024

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Sponsored by the Chicana/Latino/x Faculty and Staff Association (CLFSA) of San José State University, the annual scholarship was established to honor Dr. Galarza's commitment to the Chicana/o/x & Latina/o/ community. CLFSA provides scholarship awards, in collaboration with community organization and agencies, to assist students in their pursuit of higher education at San José State University. Scholarships honor Dr. Galarza by addressing a barrier students face in their pursuit of higher education.

The Dr. Ernesto Galarza Institute, a community-based organization, collaborates with CLFSA to provide scholarships to incoming transfer students from regional community colleges.

SJSU Graduate students, continuing SJSU undergraduates, as well as Fall incoming transfers from Regional Community Colleges are invited to apply. Awards will be presented at the Dr. Ernesto Galarza Symposium and Welcome Reception, a celebration held at the beginning of the upcoming academic year. The event is held at the AAACNA Studies Center at MLK Library at SJSU. Scholarship recipients will be formally recognized and all members of the campus and the larger community are invited to attend.

Applications are due April 15, 2024, by 5:00p.m.  Please contact Prof. Julia Curry for any additional information or questions at Share this scholarship with friends.

2024 Application Materials

A complete application requires the following:

  1. Application form
  2. A formal essay
  3. A personal statement
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. Transcripts (proof of enrollment)