Corky and Geraldine Gonzales Spirit of Tlatelolco Endowed Scholarship
The Fund is established to honor the legacy of Escuela Tlatelolco, a dual-language K-12 alternative school founded by legendary Chicano activist Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales in 1971. Escuela Tlatelolco ‘s mission is to liberate the mind, heart, and spirit of students through the knowledge of their cultural expression, moral courage, and honorable behavior. Escuela Tlatelolco’s 46-year history lives on through this endowed scholarship Fund at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
The scholarship recipient shall:
• Be meeting the University’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements and cannot be in default or owe any refund/repayment of federal, state or institutional aid
• Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 pertaining only to coursework completed at the University
• Be a Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior
• Be a Colorado resident
• Be taking 12 or more credit hours (full-time status) during the semester(s) the scholarship is received
• Submit an essay of no more than 500 words that addresses the following questions: What is your personal connection to social justice issues in your community? Describe an observed or lived social justice issue in your community. What are you
doing, or what do you plan to do, to impact the issue in a positive way? How will earning a degree at the University help you accomplish this?
Preference is given to:
1. Students who attended Escuela Tlatelolco
2. Latinx students (those that identify as Latino/a, Chicano/a, Mexicano/a, etc.)
3. DACA/ASSET students
4. Students with two parents who have not completed a Bachelor’s degree (i.e. first generation)
5. Students with financial need as determined by FAFSA/CASFA and the Metropolitan State University of Denver Office Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Scholarship recipients may be renewed up to five years (Contingent on available funds).