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Local Leaders Scholarship

For the first time ever, LHC is pleased to offer scholarships to local leaders and community advocates from the Denver region to attend Congreso 2022. Don’t miss this national forum as we amplify our efforts to build a culturally and geographically diverse movement at a critical moment for American Latinxs.


Monday, March 7, 2022 at 11:59 PM CST

Scholarship Details and FAQs

The Local Leaders Scholarship is targeted toward local Denver and regional community members from an underrepresented background whose work is rooted in serving their community, can demonstrate financial need and has the desire to learn about and contribute to heritage-related fields. The scholarship will cover full registration, Thursday reception, and assistance with the attendee's transportation through a $100 stipend payment awarded before the conference. In addition, the recipient will be responsible for completing their own registration, travel arrangements, and hotel reservations, as well as any costs beyond the scholarship amount.

How do I apply?

Interested community members should submit a completed application is due by Monday, March 7, 2022, at 11:59 PM CST. The applicant will receive notification by March 14, 2022.

What should I include in my application submission?

  • Completed application form with a short essay about your community advocacy work, career, and conference learning objectives.

  • One (1) letter of recommendation from an organization or individual familiar with your work in local advocacy and historic preservation efforts. 

  • CV or resume

How is the recipient selected?

A committee of representatives from Latinos in Heritage Conservation will select the scholarship recipient based on the application materials, including the following:

  • The individual demonstrates financial need and interest in Latinx heritage.

  • Individual shows an active interest and involvement in preserving their heritage, community, and/or BIPOC-related history.

  • Has goals to seek an active role in preserving and protecting their community and history.

Who is eligible?

The application is open to local multi-generational and emerging professionals actively working to save their community and history.

Does a scholarship recipient have any special obligations while at the conference?

The scholarship recipient is asked to be an active participant at the three-day conference (must attend all three days), provide a photograph to share on social media, write a thank you note to the scholarship funder, and write a short article about their experience to be published in La Herencia, our quarterly newsletter, following Congreso.

What if I have questions?

For questions related to your scholarship application, please contact Sehila Mota Casper at

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