Latina Magazine and Maybelline Will Give Away $50,000 in Scholarships

Opportunities Through Education Scholarships

Maybelline Scholarship

Latina magazine has recently teamed up with cosmetics giant, Maybelline, inspired to promote college education among Latina women. The Opportunities Through Education Scholarships competition is open to all juniors and seniors in high school regardless of ethnicity or gender.

What’s at stake? Five-$10,000 scholarships.

**How the Opportunities Through Education Scholarships program works:

Eligible high school students must write a 500-word essay that documents a personal experience based on one of these topics: family, overcoming a significant obstacle, definition of a Latina, an idea that helps the Latino community.

A panel of judges will choose 10 semi-finalists in January 2008. Then in February a final 5 finalists will be chosen for the $10,000 scholarships.

**Eligibility Rules and How to Enter:

  • Students must be either a junior or senior in high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Applicants under 18 must have parental permission to participate.
  • Essays may not exceed 500 words and must be typed and double-spaced. All work must be original and unpublished.
  • A high school transcript is required with the submission.
  • Contest participants must print off an official entry form to submit with their essay and all submissions must be mailed to the address on the Latina site.
  • Scholarship entries “must be postmarked by December 15, 2007.” Only submissions via United States Postal Service will be accepted; no UPS, FedEx or other carriers are valid.

Final winners of the 5-$10,000 Latina-Maybelline scholarships will be announced in February 2008. Winners will be flown to New York City for a special awards ceremony.

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