The Al Éxito scholarship is based on Mrs. Campos’ principles for active community leaders, civic engagement, volunteerism, empowering the Latino community, and overcoming challenges.
The candidate must be a graduating high school student or college student who actively participates in an Al Éxito program.
Candidate must show their dedication to Al Éxito, community service, education, and their culture.
Those interested in applying for the Al Éxito Mary E. Campos Scholarship must do the following;
Submit a completed application (download below) and a two-page essay
Submit a short paragraph biography & headshot photo used for an Al Éxito press release.
Application Now Closed for 2021. 2022 application will open in December 2021.
Requirements to participate:
The applicant is a graduating high school student or college student up through their junior year.
An active participant of an Al Éxito program
Has at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale. If the minimum GPA requirement is not met, please provide an explanation in addition to essay questions.
Has completed application and attachments by online submission by 5PM, February 14, 2021 to AlExitoIowa@gmail.com
Mail applications to Al Éxito PO Box 93531 Des Moines, IA 50393, postmarked by February 14, 2021.
Completed at least 10 hours of community service within the past 2020-2021 school year.
Learn more about Mary E. Campos
& the scholarship program
Learn more about Mary E. Campos & the scholarship program
About Mary E. Campos
Mary E. Campos is a celebrated civil rights leader in Des Moines, Iowa. She was the first Latino inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame. She earned an Ohtli Award, the highest honor given from the Mexican Government to a Mexican descendant whose efforts have contributed significantly to the wellbeing, prosperity, and empowerment of Mexican communities abroad.
Mrs. Campos serves on several boards and councils such as the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, League for United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and is very active in the church. Mrs. Campos also was one of the founders of the National Black and Brown Forum. Mrs. Campos continues to mentor youth and adults and help countless people gain their citizenship.
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