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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 Migrant Education or Casa de la Cultura programming. The scholarship check will be written out to the institution the student will attend, including universities, colleges, technical schools and community colleges.

Application Instructions

The scholarship review committee asks for the following information to best understand your interests, goals and needs.

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. Your student ID number (if known)
i. The address of your school’s financial aid office
j. Are you of Mexican origin? If yes, from which state in your family?
k. Please sign your name on this cover letter
l. How did you hear about this scholarship?

2) Academic transcript from your current school (high school or college)

Select one topic from each group and write an essay in response. Each response should be one page.

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:

  • Please answer the following two essay questions (one page each):

    • How did the funds you received impact you and your academic endeavors? Please provide specific examples from your academic and co-curricular experiences this past academic year.

    • What financial, personal or academic challenges and successes did you encounter this academic year? Please share in detail.

  • Tentative schedule for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Email complete application by August 9, 2019 to
Questions or comments can be sent to or call 717-337-6490.