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Scholarships available for 11th graders applying to NHI’s CWS capstone program

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Posted: February 14, 2022 at 12:12 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The University of the South and the National Hispanic Institute are teaming up to bring the 2022 International Collegiate World Series program to Sewanee, Tenn. — and are now making scholarship funds available for current 11th graders based in Tennessee and Georgia who wish to embark on a leadership quest and intensive college admissions preparation.

The five-day CWS program — which the University of the South will host from June 29 to July 3, 2022 — has a dual focus that makes it relevant for Latino students wishing to fulfill their leadership potential as they prepare for the college admission process.

The program provides preparation for the college application process, including coaching in essays, interviews, letters of recommendation, applications, and financial aid by admissions professionals from a number of renowned universities and liberal arts colleges. It also introduces participants to inquiry-based learning, which students use to make critical decisions that can save time, money, and help avoid costly mistakes.

Some of the college admission officials who will attend represent a number of notable universities and liberal arts colleges throughout the nation, including the University of the South, Case Western Reserve University, University of Denver, and Albertus Magnus College.

The CWS has been in existence in NHI’s home state of Texas and beyond since 1991, with programs being held at institutions such as New York University, Santa Clara University, the University of North Texas, Texas Christian University, and St. Mary’s University (Texas).

The individualized scholarship amounts, based in part on financial need, will be allocated for students who aspire to be leaders in their families, schools, and communities. NHI’s unique brand of leadership education includes a focus on community equity building and community social entrepreneurship. Applicants from Tennessee and Georgia are encouraged to apply by March 15, 2022, with scholarship recipients and amounts being determined in two rounds on February 28 and March 21.

“The South is becoming an increasingly growing region for Latinos, and as part of our mission to develop leaders for the growing global Latino community, our partnership with the University of the South anchors that effort,” said Nicole Nieto, executive vice president for NHI. “We’re grateful for the University of the South and its president’s office in providing scholarship funds to help students participate in our programs. While our programs provide great value to students, we are welcome to all students who want to participate, and we’re grateful to the University of the South for extending this scholarship offer, enabling more students to convene at Sewanee.” 

“We are beyond excited to begin Sewanee’s relationship with the National Hispanic Institute, which will serve Latinx students for years to come,” said Alan Ramirez, Associate Provost and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid for the University of the South, when the partnership was first announced. “Sewanee has a history of developing leaders. The student-centered philosophy and purpose that Sewanee shares with NHI make this relationship all the more meaningful.”

“The NHI team and my colleagues in the Offices of Admission and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
are excited about this collaboration and to make this inaugural program a memorable and impactful
experience in the lives of youth,” noted Nicky Hamilton, Chief of Staff in the University of the South’s Vice-Chancellor’s Office.

“The Collaboration between Sewanee and NHI reflects the strong commitment both organizations
have to supporting student diversity, access, and success,” added Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, the university’s Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The University of the South is located on 13,000 acres on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau. The campus is a distinctive asset offering an unparalleled outdoor laboratory and boundless recreational opportunities, just 90 miles southeast of Nashville.

Current 11th-grade students who hold at least an 88/100 or 3.2/4.0 grade point average are eligible to apply, and should immediately submit their application on the NHI website’s CWS page,

In addition to the scholarships earmarked for Georgia and Tennesee students, State Farm is providing scholarship funding support for students from other regions.

For more information on NHI, its programming, and its work to cultivate Latino leadership since being founded in 1979, visit or reach out to or 512-357-6137.

The 2022 CWS programs are sponsored in part by State Farm.

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