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The Beatrice and Sigfried Lowenthal Scholarship for First and Second Generation Immigrants

Scholarships are Provided by the Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) Foundation and the Mexican Consulate Administered by Casa de la Cultura.

Scholarships will be given to students who will be attending school in the academic year 2019-2020.

Scholarships will be given to students based on Essay Responses, Financial Need and timely submission of required documentation. There is no age or citizenship restriction, priority will be given to students who have participated in the Migrant Education or 21st Century programs. The scholarship check will be written out to the institution the student will attend, including Universities, Colleges, Technical Schools and Community Colleges.

Application Instructions

1) Provide a cover sheet with the following information:
a. Name
b. Home Address
c. Telephone Number
d. Email
e. Date of Birth
f. Name of institution of higher learning that you are attending
g. Field of study/major and minor (current or planned)
h. Are you of Mexican origin? If yes, from which state?
i. Please sign your name on this cover letter
j. How did you hear about this scholarship?

Select one topic from each group and write an essay in response.

Group A:

  • How has your family background affected the way you see the world?

  • Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart.

  • Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your future goals.

  • Pick an experience from your own life and explain how it has influenced your development.

  • Who in your life has been your biggest influence and why?

Group B:

  • How has your education contributed to who you are today?

  • Why do you want to continue your education?

  • From a financial standpoint, what impact would this scholarship have on your education?

  • Describe any special personal or family circumstances affecting your need for financial assistance.


Please provide the following:

  • One page answering this questions: How did the funds you received impact you and your academic endeavors?

  • Copy of current unofficial transcript from Fall 2018

  • Tentative schedule for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Email complete application by May 1, 2019 to
Questions or comments can be sent to or call 717-337-6490.