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Unanue Scholarships and Stipends

The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute offers the following undergraduate and graduate scholarship opportunities for eligible students. We encourage students to submit their application for consideration.

For questions, please contact the Latino Institute at (973) 761-9422 or latinoinstitute@shu.edu.

Exito Leadership Internship Stipend

  • Deadline: May 27
  • Amount: $500.00,

    Renewals are not guaranteed. Students must be all eligibility requirements for renewal.

  • Eligibility:
    1. The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute stipend fund is open to full-time undergraduate students with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4 point scale.
    2. Students must be registered for an Internship course during the semester in which they apply.
    3. Students need to participate in the program by actively engaging with their mentors. They are also encouraged to prepare and promote events run by the Latino Institute, including the yearly fundraiser gala, usually held during the fall semester.
    4. Students initially are required to write a short essay 2-3 pages in length describing their professional goals and what they are currently doing to achieve that goal. (i.e., list your major, papers or publications you have written, clubs or organizations you are involved in, and if you are an intern or volunteer in your respective field, etc.)
    5. Students must write and send a monthly report of activities related to mentoring and a statement reflecting the use of funds and transportation receipts. In addition, the Unanue Institute must receive the report to latinoinstitute@shu.edu no later than the 26th of each month. Students must return unused funds to the Institute.
    6. Students must have attended two career development skills workshops at the Seton Hall University Career Center prior to the internship to apply for the internship stipend.
    7. Students must complete an application form to be considered for the award and complete the "Statement of Purpose" describing why the student is participating in the internship.
    8. The Executive Director of the Unanue Institute will make the final decision after consultation with the Stipend Committee composed of administrators and Board Members.
    9. Students should be aware that FAFSA financial need information and financial need may be considered when making awards.
    10. Students are eligible for only one Internship Stipend per semester, not to exceed $500.00. Renewals are not guaranteed.
    11. The student must have an acceptance letter enclosed in the application confirming the internship from the sponsoring organization to apply.
    12. The scholarship will support expenses connected to transportation costs for the internship. Awards are not intended to cover tuition or internship program fees and may not cover the total cost of the internship expenses.
    13. Students that are awarded the Internship Stipend are required to participate in the Institute's events for prospective students and guests.
    14. To be a part of this program, students must demonstrate an appreciation of Latino culture, and must actively participate in the activities of the Institute.
    15. Students awarded the stipend will receive payment in one lump sum through a check made by Seton Hall University. Any unused funds must be returned to the Institute through the University Bursar two weeks after the semester concludes.
  • Application Process: Students initially are required to write a short essay 2-3 pages "Statement of Purpose" in length describing their appreciation of the Latino culture and their professional goals and what they are currently doing to achieve that goal. (i.e., list your major, papers or publications you have written, clubs or organizations you are involved in, and if you are an intern or volunteer in your respective field, etc.)

    Students must fill out an application form and submit it with a short essay and recommendations.

    Students must write and send a monthly report of activities related to mentoring and a statement reflecting the use of funds and transportation receipts. In addition, the Unanue Institute must receive the report no later than the 26th of each month.

  • Application: Exito Leadership Internship Stipend Application  »

Joseph and Carmen Ana Unanue Student Scholarship Fund, The

  • Deadline: August 1
  • Amount: Variable,

    Students my reapply annually for consideration.

  • Eligibility:
    1. Incoming freshmen or students currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree-granting program at Seton Hall University.
    2. Must demonstrate an appreciation of Latino/Hispanic culture, history, and/or community life.
    3. Must have FAFSA form on file with Enrollment Services and demonstrate financial need.
    4. Must have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA at Seton Hall University.
    Requisite:
    Write a two-page double-spaced essay demonstrating your appreciation of Latino/Hispanic culture, history, and/or community life. Be sure to reference the Latino Institute events you have attended. Please attach essay to the application form.

    Selection:
    The Joseph and Carmen Ana Student Scholarship award will be given to selected students based on academic performance, involvement in the Seton Hall community, and financial need. Award notifications will be sent to all applications 4-6 weeks after application deadlines. Awarded funds will be credited directly to the student’s Bursar account.

    Please note:

    • Award amount is variable
    • Award renewal is available, not guaranteed, and contingent upon students maintaining a cumulative 3.0 GPA and active involvement in the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute.
    • The award is contingent on mandatory attendance of two (2) Latino Institute events per semester.
  • Application Process: Please complete the application form and return it to the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute. Application forms may be submitted via e-mail (LatinoInstitute@shu.edu) or mailed: Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute, 400 South Orange Avenue, Fahy Hall 246, South Orange, NJ 07079.

    Contact the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute for additional application details at latinoinstitute@shu.edu or call (973) 761-9422.

  • Application: The Joseph & Carmen Ana Unanue Student Scholarship  »

Lider Award

  • Deadline: May 20
  • Amount: $3000,
  • Eligibility: To qualify for consideration, students must meet the following criteria:

    • Must be currently enrolled as a full time undergraduate student (excluding incoming Freshmen) at Seton Hall University;
    • Must show an appreciation of Latino/Hispanic culture, history, and/or community life;
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 (Undergraduate).
    Requisite:
    Write a two-page, double-spaced essay proposal outlining the service project that would be fulfilled over the course of the academic year upon selection and attach the proposal to the application. A report on the service project outcomes and the use of funds will be due to the Latino Institute at the conclusion of the academic year.

    Selection:
    This award will be given to selected students based on academic performance, involvement in the Seton Hall community and financial need. Award notification will be sent to all applicants 4-6 weeks after the application deadline. Award funds will only be credited to the student’s bursar account.

    Please note:

    • $3,000.00 will be awarded to the students who show a commitment to engaging in the Latino community and who will work on a community project for one academic year.
    • $2,500 will be for tuition relief and $500 will be for project expenses.
    • The award is contingent on mandatory attendance of two (2) Latino Institute events per semester.
  • Application Process: Please complete the application form and return it to the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute. Application forms may be submitted via e-mail (LatinoInstitute@shu.edu) or mailed: Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute, 400 South Orange Avenue, Fahy Hall 246, South Orange, NJ 07079.

    Contact the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute for additional application details at latinoinstitute@shu.edu or call (973) 761-9422.

  • Application: The Lider Award  »

Joseph and Carmen Ana Unanue MPA Student Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 30
  • Amount: Variable,
  • Eligibility: The Unanue scholarships for MPA students are made possible through a generous endowment from Joseph and Carmen Ana Unanue.

    Each year the department awards approximately $10,000 to MPA students and all MPA students are eligible to apply. Typical awards range from $1,000 to $3,000 per year.

  • Application Process: The Unanue scholarships are based on a combination of academic merit and a student essay that demonstrates "an appreciation of Hispanic tradition, culture, history and/or community and civic life." The essay should be no more than 1,000 words in length and emailed to the director of the MPA program by April 15th of each academic year.

  • Application: The Joseph & Carmen Ana Unanue MPA Student Scholarship  »