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Saint Oscar A. Romero Scholarship Information


About the Scholarship

The Saint Oscar A. Romero Scholarship recognizes a Boston College junior who has demonstrated superior academic achievement, extracurricular leadership, community service, and involvement with the Hispanic/Latino community and Hispanic/Latino issues both on and off campus. The scholarship awards up to $25,000 toward senior year tuition for the winner. All other finalists in the competition will win scholarships of up to $3,000. The winner and all finalists will also receive a $1,000 gift certificate to the Boston College Bookstore.

Requirements for Candidates

Candidates Must Meet The Following Guidelines

A full-time Boston College junior

Understands & represents the values & ideals inherent in the life of Archbishop Oscar A. Romero

Citizen or permanent resident of the United States

In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0

Demonstrate an outstanding record of involvement in, and service to, the Hispanic/Latino community at Boston College and in the wider community

Involved with Hispanic/Latino issues and Hispanic/Latino community


Preliminary Application Deadline
Due Friday, January 24, 2020

Preliminary application: One-page preliminary application form along with a comprehensive resume or list of activities should be submitted to Ms. Milvia Sanchez, ITS Human Resources and Ms. Judy Ferres, Office for Institutional Diversity; e-mail attachments only to and by Friday, January 24, 2020.  For any questions feel free to contact Milvia at 617-552-0102 or Judy at 617-552-2947.

Interview Round: The strongest of the preliminary applicants as determined by the committee will be selected for an interview.  They will also be asked to submit a supplementary essay and Latin American/Latino issues and at least one letter of recommendation from someone familiar with your extracurricular activities or service activities.  The finalists and the 2020 Saint Oscar Romero Scholarship recipient will be selected from those interviewed.

Statement of Certification and Release: All applications must include a signed Certification and Release statement in order to be considered.

Click here to download the Saint Oscar A. Romero Scholarship


Who is apart of the Subcommittee?

Jesuits, Staff, Faculty, Alumni and Students

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Finalists will be notified in early March by e-mail. The announcement of the scholarship winner will be made during the award ceremony, which will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020. It is expected that the scholarship recipient will address the audience during the ceremony.

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