UCLA Center for Mexican Studies Tutoring Scholarship - 2018

UCLA Center for Mexican Studies Tutoring Scholarship - 2018

The UCLA Center for Mexican Studies is pleased to announce the 2018 tutoring scholarship program.  This funding will be available to bilingual (English and Spanish) undergraduate and graduate students involved in an innovative model led by the UCLA Labor Center to improve educational opportunities for low-wage immigrant families and communities. Specifically, students will tutor low-wage immigrant parents and their children in the Los Angeles area, 2 hours per week for 12 weeks, starting on the week of March 12, 2018. Student tutors will be trained in providing resources and support to parents of children in the LAUSD school system. While your tutoring sessions will be focused on supporting the youth learner, you will also be working with parents to navigate the school system to better support their learner.

Students will be required to commute to their tutoring sites located in Downtown Los Angeles. Students should be flexible to tutor on Saturdays. Tutoring experience not necessary; bilingual skills in Spanish-English is required. This opportunity is open to DACA and undocumented students.

The amount of each award will be up to $2,400.  

Key Dates
Application Opens: February 23, 2018
Closes: March 2, 2018
Letter of Recommendation Due: March 9, 2018

Application Requirements

1) Unofficial copy of transcripts
2) Copy of financial aid letter
3) A copy of your Spring 2018 class schedule
4) Single-spaced one-page statement of your areas of expertise (i.e. math, government, science, college prep, reading-writing) and description how you would prepare, organize and implement a tutoring session with a LAUSD K-12 child/youth and parent in a subject area you are proficient in. This could include a subject like algebra or history or it could be about preparing for college applications if the student is older.
5) One academic or professional letter of recommendation
6) Commitment to participate in orientation and final presentation sessions (dates to be determined)

Click here to apply

For more information:
Ruben Hernandez-Leon
Director, Center for Mexican Studies