Applications Are Now Open For Second Annual Mija, Yes You Can Scholarship Program
Graduation season has come and gone and now it’s time for grads to think about college and the local nonprofit organization, Mija, Yes You Can is hoping to help relieve some stress when it comes to finances for college.
"Mija, Yes You Can! 2022 Scholarship Program will enable local women and girls to pursue their academic careers by providing necessary funding for required tuition, fees, expenses, enrollment costs, and supplies,” said Mija scholarship board members.
This scholarship will be the second award that the organization will be providing to women in the greater El Paso area.
The Mija Project will be offering five, individual $2,000 scholarships for eligible women and girls in the greater El Paso area seeking self-enrichment opportunities for their academic path.
Two Graduating, collegiate and graduate Mijas will have a chance at being awarded these $2,000 scholarships.
Graduating Mija Requirements: High school seniors (class of 2022) enrolling in a college/university, vocational program, and/or technical schools starting summer/fall 2022.
Collegiate Mija Requirements: Women enrolled at four-year, two-year colleges/universities, vocational programs, and/or technical schools as of June 2022.
Graduate Mija Requirements: Women currently enrolled or entering into a graduate-level degree program (Masters, Ph.D or professional graduate program) as of summer/fall 2022.
Criteria for choosing the awardees will include:
• Academic/career interests
• Minimum GPA requirement
• High school seniors: 90 or 3.7
• Collegiate: 2.7
• Graduate: 3.0
• Community involvement/Community service
• Must demonstrate community engagement
• Challenges that indicate need for funds.
Last August the organization awarded twelve deserving women and young girls in the El Paso and Las Cruces area with their first-ever “Mija, Power up!” Scholarship which was a partnership with El Paso Electric.
Applications will be accepted until Thursday, June 30, 2022 and can be filled online.
If you would like more details on how you can apply for this scholarship, Click Here.