The scholarship is specifically designed to help Hispanic high school students achieve educational success. Its purpose is to expand and support NHCSL's efforts for "closing the achievement gap" and to increase learning, professional opportunities for Hispanic Students. Deadline is May 31, 2019.
More than 30 Latino state lawmakers from across the country, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, came to Arizona for NHCSL’s bi-annual Executive Committee meeting. Legislators met with advocates who are providing critical support services to the kids who are held in these detention facilities.
NHCSL celebrates the bipartisan effort that led to the Congressional approval of $19.1 billion in disaster relief for victims of Western wildfires, Midwestern flooding and hurricanes that hit the Southeast and Puerto Rico, among other areas of the country.
As of 2016, Latinas only made up 1.3% of state legislative seats and only 1.6% of Congressional seats. Much more needs to be done to close that gap and that is the mission of the Latinas Lead Initiative and their first Leadership Academy.
NHCSL strongly condemned the inclusion of a question regarding the US Citizenship status in the 2020 Census. Latino legislators committed to doing everything in their power to ensure that the Constitution is respected and that the decennial count includes everyone.
The John S. Martinez Leadership Scholarship program is specifically designed to help Hispanic high school students achieve educational success. This program has been implemented within the 38 states and territories that have Hispanic state legislators. The award will be provided to a total of 11 Hispanic public high school students; no more than 2 recipients shall be selected per state.