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Partnership offers $1,000 scholarship for second year

For the second year, graduating seniors in the Sacred Heart Center (SHC) College & Career-Bound Program can apply to receive a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Canastas Chicken Restaurants, SHC, Scholars Latino Initiative (SLI), and an anonymous donor.

Last year’s recipient was Elizabeth, a graduate of Huguenot High School in Richmond with a goal of studying business and becoming a Realtor.

“There should be no obstacles in life to prohibit you from doing what you really want to do,” she wrote in her scholarship application. “I want to be able to help people find their economical and comfortable home for their future family. In order for me to be able to help out I will have to study very hard and be focused in school.”

Students can apply for the scholarship here. The deadline to apply is June 24, 2022.

About the sponsors:

  • Canastas Chicken Restaurants has locations in Glen Allen, Richmond, and Henrico, and boasts “the best Pollo a la Brasa you will ever try.” 
  • Sacred Heart Center (SHC) supports Latinos in Richmond through programs such as adult education, family literacy, citizenship classes, and more. 
  • Scholars Latino Initiative supports Latino/a/x high school students with college access through rigorous academic challenge, leadership development, scholarships, and supportive mentorships in Harrisonburg, Richmond, and Winchester.
It's SLI's 10th year!