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2/11/15 through 3/11/15

Spanish Film Fesitval

NEIU Spanish Film Festival

All screenings begin at 6:10pm
Room 201 of the new El Centro Campus
3390 North Avondale Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60618
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The DLJC Ibañez Scholarship was developed for the purpose of encouraging and promoting higher education for undocumented college students who aspire to make a positive difference in our communities. The scholarship was named after Ms. Dominguez’s grandfather; Alejandro Ibañez who migrated to the United States, like many others, to provide a better life for his family. Mr. Ibañez passed away during Ms. Dominguez’s first year of law school. However, this scholarship, in his namesake, will continue to remind us of his perseverance and inspire students to achieve their goals that may have seemed unattainable at first.


If selected, each recipient will receive $500. Recipients of the award may not reapply after being awarded a DLJC scholarship. The award will be given for the spring semester and shall be used for school expenses only.


1.     Be currently enrolled in a College/University

2.     DREAMer (Having a DACA is not required) 

3.     Have completed 1 semester of college

4.     Minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA

Deadline to apply is Sunday, January 4th, 2015 at 11:59PM

All applications and questions should be emailed to

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Dr. Christina Gomez

Dr. Christina Gomez, NEIU Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of the Latino and Latin American Studies Program, was featured on the radio show Mujeres Sin Censura (750 AM) on November 12, 2014. The program focused on Latina/o students and issues of immigration. Dr. Gomez was named "La Mujer de la Semana" - Woman of the Week.  Congratulations Dr. Gomez!

The Mash

Dr. Frank Gaytan, Social Work and Latino & Latin American Studies Program professor answers prospective college students' questions as part of NEIU's partnership with The Mash, the Chicago Tribune's newspaper for teens.The MASH

CHCI Scholarship Program

The mission of CHCI Scholarship Program is to provide critical financial assistance that will Increase the graduation rates of Latino students in postsecondary education. CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to low- and moderate-income students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA requirement to qualify for a CHCI scholarship.

Scholarship Awards

CHCI scholarships provide recipients with a one-time scholarshlp of:

  • $1,000 to pursue an associate degree
  • $2.500 to pursue an undergraduate degree
  • $5.000 to pursue graduate level study

Scholarship awards are Intended to provide assistance with tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other educational expenses associated with college enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Full-time enrollment In a United States Department of Education accredited community college. four year university, or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship Is requested.
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • ConsIstent and active participation In public and/or community service activities
  • Strong writing skills
  • Applicants must be u.s. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees. or individuals. who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer.

CHCI Impact

Since 2001, we have Invested $4.8 minion In scholarships for the latino community to over 1,400 students. Of these scholarship recipients, 79% of undergraduates reached their 4th year of college compared with a national 5-year graduation rate of latinos of 45%.

Northeastern Illinois Foundation

The Northeastern Illinois University Foundation offers more than 100 scholarships to students each year. These scholarships are made possible through gifts made to the Foundation by individuals and corporations. These scholarships do not need to be repaid, and the vast majority of them are available to students regardless of their residency status. 

View this year’s NEIU Foundation scholarship opportunities and information about how to apply. You can also find these scholarships listed on AcademicWorks, Northeastern’s online searchable database. 

All students are encouraged to apply for scholarship funding. 

Students who are not U.S. citizens are encouraged to inquire about the Aspire Scholarship. Contact Michelle Morrow at (773) 442-4606 or email for more information.  

Latino and Latin American Studies

Contact LLAS Faculty and Staff

T (773) 442-4793

F (773) 442-4900

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