John S. Martinez Scholarship: Now Accepting Applications!

John S. Martinez Leadership Scholarship: Now Accepting Applications! 

Washington, D.C. – The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) is now accepting applications for the John S. Martinez Leadership Scholarship.

NHCSL will award scholarships to a total of eleven (11) Hispanic public high school students that reside in the district of a Hispanic State Legislator. Each student will receive a one-time $3,000.00 grant to use towards their higher education and will be recognized in their community for their excellent academic achievements.  

“This unique scholarship not only helps offset the increasing costs of higher education but also allows students of Hispanic origin to highlight their perspectives of public service. Through the John S. Martinez Leadership Scholarship, we can acknowledge and celebrate the many successes of these students throughout the country.” –Representative Angel Cruz, President of the NHCSL.

This scholarship is in honor of the late John S. Martinez, a Hispanic leader who served as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives and a Former President of the NHCSL. Comcast NBCUniversal has made this initiative possible through a generous grant which has allowed the NHCSL to continue its efforts in “Closing the Achievement Gap” for Hispanic students.

NHCSL highly encourages qualified students to log on to our website, to submit an application. The deadline for applications is March 18, 2016.                                 



The NHCSL is the premier national association of Hispanic state legislators working to design and implement policies and procedures that will improve the quality of life for Hispanics throughout the country. NHCSL was founded in 1989 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to be the most effective voice for the more than 350 Hispanic legislators. For more information visit

Pilar Garzon

National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators

444 North Capitol St. NW Ste. 404

Washington, D.C. 20001

P: (202) 434-8070 |F: (202) 434-8072 


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