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Applications open for 2018 Julia Robiola Gigena Scholarship

Mano en Mano offers financial assistance to students so that they may achieve their higher education goals. This scholarship was established to provide financial aid to self-identifying Latinx/Latina/o students from Washington County and Hancock counties (or who have graduated from Narraguagus or Sumner High School) and who wish to pursue a two or four-year college or university degree.

The Julia Robiola Gigena Scholarship is made possible by an anonymous donor and Mano en Mano staff do not make decisions about who is awarded the scholarship.

Julia was a Chilean national but a citizen of the world. She spoke Spanish, English, French and Italian fluently. She saw herself as a servant attending to others’ needs. She was patient, determined, passionate and self-disciplined. It is the hope that this scholarship in her memory will allow her ideas and ideals to live on and help the recipient to be able to say at the end, “The dream is true.”

Scholarships will be based on need but will be no more than $5,000 per year over four years. Scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded each semester.

Applicants should apply early or set up an interview with Christina Ocampo (207-370-1733 or cocampo@manomaine.org) as soon as they are interested to expedite this process. Initial applications are due May 4th and renewal applications are due June 15th 2018.

To read more about the scholarship and the application process, click here. We look forward to hearing from you!



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