Zermeño Scholarship

Scholarship Information: The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize Latina students who are committed to the community, to education and to family. It remembers María del Rocío Zermeño Cárdenas, who went from a ten-year old poor Mexican immigrant in 1964, to a Woman of the Year in Salinas, Californa in 1988. She was the sister of J. Francisco Zermeño C., profesor de español at Chabot College. The Zermeño family believes in, and maintains a true commitment to community, education and family, by annually awarding this scholarhip to a Latina student of Chabot College. ¡Arriba y adelante!

Deadline to Apply: Mid March every year (check with Chabot College)
Postmarks not acceptable
No exceptions to deadline
Incomplete Packets will de disqualified

Scholarship Name: Zermeño Family Scholarship

Award Amount: $500

Number of Scholarships: 1

Award Information: For transferring students, a $500 check will be sent to the institution to which the student will be transferring, to be credited to the student's financial account. Student awardee must present letter of acceptance by __________ to the Dean of Students. For continuing Chabot College students, a $300 book voucher for purchasing books and supplies at the Bookstore will be issued, and $200 will be credited to the student's Chabot College account. Awardees will be required to show proof of enrollment.

Applicants will be evaluated utilizing all materials submitted and estimated need based on Financial Aid status.

Requirements: You must...
be a current registered Chabot College student in good standing,
have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better,
be planning on attending Chabot College for at least one more full semester,
have submitted an application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) and/or already be a financial aid recipient for the current school year,
have completed 12 or more units at Chabot College prior to this Spring Semester,
complete all steps under "Procedures for Application".

Procedures for Application:
You are required to submit all of the following to be considered:
___ Completed Scholarship Application
___ Current Resumé
___ Transcripts
___ Two letters of Reference
___ Completed Essay

Scholarship Essay Questions:

- How does your experience in High School and at Chabot College reflect a personal interest in community, education and family?
- In your opinion, how are community, education and family related?
- How are community, education and family related to your personal and professional goals?
- How would you help a Latina student be successful?

Please write a brief essay which answers each of the above questions. This should be no more than 4 pages long, double spaced, typewritten in 12 point font (the one used here). Handwritten essays are not acceptable.

If you need assistance with writing your essay, we recommend that you go to the WRAC (Writing and Writing Across the Curriculum) Center, located in Building 800, Room 822. The Center is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. to noon. Student tutors and faculty are available to assist you. Appointments are not necessary.

Include your essay in your scholarship application packet which is available in the ASCC Office.

If you have questions or need clarification, please contact the ASCC Senate Advisor at 510.723.7249. Or you may also contact a member of the Zermeño Family, in Hayward, at the email address below.


2001 Recipient - María Alejandra Carlos (now a Spanish teacher at Newark Memorial High School, Newark - 2008)
2002 Recipient - Victoria Ramos
2003 Recipient - Karla Romero
2004 Recipient - Linda Landeros
2005 Recipient - Brenda Madrigal (now a student at UCBerkeley - 2008)
2006 Recipient - Gabriela Villegas
2007 Recipient - Valeria Carrillo
2008 Recipient - Verónica González
2009 recipient - María Pérez
2010 recipient -

Note to our visitors: If you would like to make a contribution to this scholarship, and help our needy students, please contact the Zermeño family at 510.732.2746 or email below. ¡Gracias mil!

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