Scholarship Program

Thank you so much for your interest in applying to the 2024 ILLCF Next Generation Scholarship (previously known as the Michael W. Gonzalez scholarship). Students that are selected receive $5,000 towards their education, participate in a weekend Leadership Development Seminar, and are awarded at the annual gala in November.

To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must be Latino, never received the ILLCF scholarship, and be a student currently enrolled part-time or full-time in a college or university and working toward one of the following:

-Certificate program, vocational, technical, or trade school
-Undergraduate or associate degree
-Graduate degree (master's or Ph.D.)

Please note that students without immigration status or DACA recipients whose home residence is Illinois are also welcomed to apply. All applicants will need to provide a letter of recommendation (LOR) and submit any additional requirements related to their specific application (Ex. Personal Statement, Business Template, etc.) Please make sure that you have contacted your reference for your LOR and have their correct email address. All applications must be completed in one sitting, so please ensure that you have all the necessary documents in order.

If you have any questions, please reach out to!