Elizabeth Woodworth Scholarship

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Elizabeth Woodworth Memorial Scholarship. The Elizabeth Woodworth Memorial Scholarship awards are based on merit, financial need and the thoughtfulness of personal statements. Awards will range from $2,000-$4,000 for the academic year based on financial need.

All Application Materials Due: Sunday, June 4th, 2023 by 11:59 PM MST

Students applying for this award must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in any college or major
  • First Generation college student
  • Enrolled full-time as a continuing student
  • Be in good academic standing with the university
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated interest in, understanding of, and life experiences within Latinx/e, Afro-Latinx/e culture

Application Materials

To apply for the Elizabeth Woodworth Memorial Scholarship, please submit all the following using the form linked below:

  1. Completed application form
  2. One letter of recommendation 
    • Please provide one letter of recommendation from an individual outside of your family (professor, counselor, supervisor, mentor etc. ) who can speak to your strengths.
  3. A personal statement
    1. Please submit a typed, 3-5 page paper, double-spaced, using a 12-point font.
    2. At the top of your personal statement, please include your full name and CSU ID
    3. Please address the following questions:
      1. Please share what motivated you to attend college.
      2. Why are you studying the field you have chosen?
        • How will what you are studying help you attain your future goals both personally, educationally, and professionally?
        • If you are undeclared, what are the careers/majors you are exploring and how do you hope those careers/majors will impact your future goals both personally, educationally, and professionally?
      3. (optional): If there is a current situation impacting your financial need, please tell us briefly about the situation and how this scholarship would be beneficial to supporting you in your educational journey.
      4. Please address your family background and how it has influenced your educational journey and the way you view the world today.

If selected, scholarship recipients will be required to meet one time with an El Centro professional staff in the Fall. This meeting requirement will impact your scholarship distribution for the Spring. Recipients must meet this requirement to receive the second half of your award for Spring 2024.

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