Latino Leadership Program

2022 Latino Leadership

The Latino Leadership Program is a mentorship and leadership program that gives high-performing students with an interest in Hispanic and Latino culture and language the opportunity to excel at Friends University and beyond.

Applications for 2022 and mentor information will be available soon.

Interested in the Latino Leadership Program?

Program Highlights

The Latino Leadership Experience

As a student in the Latino Leadership Program, you will enjoy the following benefits throughout your university experience:

Scholarship Opportunities

$2,500 scholarship* as well as other scholarships for which you may qualify (see below).

Strong Support System

Strong support system including peer, academic and professional mentor as well as leadership development and training.

Job Placement Assistance

Assistance with job placement on campus.

HALO Membership

Membership in the Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO).

Summer Immersion

Summer Immersion where you and the others in Latino Leadership will spend a few days and nights on campus to get to know each other, the university and your support system of mentors. You will also participate in leadership seminars.

Career Services

Helpful career guidance during and after graduation.

How has being a Latino leader impacted your college experience?
“Being a Latino Leader impacted my college experience by introducing me to so many different people that I would not have met on my own. It has helped with my communication skills as well as my ability to balance multiple responsibilities at the same time.”

How has Latino Leaders prepared you for beyond college?
“Latino Leaders prepared me for beyond college by providing me an opportunity to attend multiple leadership conferences. I was able to put it into practice by helping mentor some of the younger students. I will be able to apply these skills into the next step of my life.”

Ana Warren, Latino Leader graduate

How has being a Latino leader impacted your college experience?
“Being a Latino Leader impacted my college experience by helping me find the purpose and vision of where I want to be in the future.”

How has Latino Leaders prepared you for beyond college?
“Latino Leaders prepared me for beyond college by providing opportunities to go out in the world and receive internships. The mentoring program helped me find different perspectives that help me exceed with where I want to go in my life.”

Dustin Le, Latino Leader graduate

How has being a Latino leader impacted your college experience?
“Being a Latino Leader impacted my college experience because I met a lot of people through Latino Leaders within the particular program. I made a few friends in the program as well which was nice.”

How has Latino Leaders prepared you for beyond college?
“I’d say being in the Latino Leaders program prepared me for beyond college because it really teaches you leadership qualities as well as being more assertive and getting involved.”

Brandon Pina, Latino Leader student

How to Apply

To qualify for the Latino Leadership Program, you must:

  • Be an incoming freshman for the 2022-23 academic year
  • Have at least a 3.4 GPA in high school
  • Have an interest in Hispanic/Latino culture and language
  • Have financial need

To apply to the Latino Leadership Program, you must:

  1. Apply to Friends University at friends.edu/apply
  2. Once accepted, you must apply by March 14, 2022 to the Latino Leadership Program by filling out this application form.
  3. Finalists will be selected for an in-person interview, and will be notified if they are chosen for the 2022-23 academic year.

By filling out the FAFSA and applying for additional scholarships, you could qualify for more than $30,000 annually, which would cover your tuition, books and living expenses! Here are some grants and scholarships available:

ScholarshipAnnual AmountHow to ApplySourceDeadline
Latino Leaders Scholarship$2,500View instructions above for how to apply.Friends UniversityFebruary 26th, 2021
AcademicUp to $12,000 This will be awarded by the Financial Aid Department to you when you apply to Friends UniversityFriends University
Pell GrantUp to $6,345Fill out the FAFSA and you may qualify for this grant based on your financial need. For more information about this and other government funding available to you, click here.Federal Government
Kansas Comprehensive GrantUp to $3,250Fill out the FAFSA and you may qualify for this grant based on your financial need. For more information about this and other state funding available to you, click here. More information can be found hereState of KansasPriority consideration: Feb. 1; Deadline: April 1
Kansas Ethnic Minority ScholarshipUp to $1,850Fill out the FAFSA,
State of Kansas Student Aid Application
and the Minority Scholarship Information
Form and you may qualify for this funding. Click here for more information.
State of Kansas
Kansas Hispanic ScholarshipUp to $2500khedf.orgKansas Hispanic Education & Development Foundation
On-Campus JobUp to $7,000We will help you find a part-time job on campus (up to 25 hours per week). Browse jobs by clicking here.Friends Universityon-going
Additional Institutional Scholarships widely variesAlumni Scholarship, Legacy Scholarship, Athletic Scholarship, Fine Arts, Church Match Scholarship and more can be found here.Friends University various deadlines depending on which scholarship
Additional outside scholarshipswidely variesFor more information about additional outside scholarships, click here.widely variesvarious deadlines depending on which scholarship

*students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 annually to receive the Latino Leadership scholarship each year and many other scholarships as well
**you only need to fill out the FAFSA once each year to be eligible for federal and state scholarships

For more information email latinoleaders@friends.edu.

Download the Latino Leaders 2021-2022 Flier.

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