Chicano Latino Student Affairs
Dear Students,

The last nine months have been incredibly difficult for many in our community. Some of us have experienced different levels of stress, anxiety, and trauma, as it relates to the pandemic. Unfortunately, some have contracted COVID, while others have lost loved ones to the virus. In light of this, we want to take a pause, and acknowledge all that has been taking place. We understand how difficult it is to balance these emotions while focusing on your studies, and we want to commend you for trying to do your best amidst all the chaos.

We also want to recognize our First-Year students, who have joined The Claremont Colleges without having stepped foot on campus. The start of your college experience is not what we had anticipated, but please know we look forward to meeting you, face to face, when it is safe to do so. Our CLSA Sponsors have been reaching out and connecting with first year students, to ensure your transition is a smooth one, and they are just as enthusiastic about having you back on campus as we are. Please reach out to us whenever you need anything; you are not alone, we are here to support you.

As we close out the year, we want to acknowledge our partners across the seven Colleges. We thank Gaston Espinosa, professor of Religious Studies at Claremont McKenna College, who shared findings from his study “Latinx, Religion and the 2020 Election.” This event was both thought provoking, and fostered a lively political conversation. We also recognize Aimee Gonzalez-Cameron, first year PhD student in Evaluation and Applied Research program at Claremont Graduate University, who presented her research through CLSA’s Graduate Student Brown Bag Series. We also appreciate our ongoing partnership with the Office of Institutional Diversity, at Harvey Mudd College, for hosting joint anti-racism workshops that explored issues of diversity and self-care throughout the semester. We likewise appreciate Keck Graduate Institute for coordinating a Coffee Hour to meet with students who were interested in learning more about Claremont's cultural and diversity offices. Our collaboration with the SCORE Office, at Scripps College, featured a panel of Latinx women pursuing doctoral degrees; this program inspired our undergraduate students to strongly consider graduate school. In addition, we cosponsored several pre- and post-election events, with Pitzer College’s Racial Justice Initiative, which allowed our community to express themselves in a supportive space. Our well attended event with Professor Giovanni Ortega, of Pomona College’s Department of Theater and Dance, consisted of three queer Latinx men who shared the challenges they face as artists in Hollywood, and as academics working in higher education. These are just a few of the diverse programs CLSA offered this past semester. We are grateful for our 7C partners, and thank all those who participated in these events.

The semester is almost over, and we are still dealing with the pandemic. Please remember that while education is important, your wellness should always take priority. Take advantage of your CLSA familia, as well as campus resources and support services, which are here to help you thrive at The Claremont Colleges. We encourage you to stay in touch and communicate with our offices, whenever you need support.
Lastly, we wish you and your loved ones Happy Holidays! We hope that your break is filled with lots of rest and relaxation. May you all stay healthy and be well.


Your CLSA Familia
Dean Tony Jimenez
Assistant Dean Xochitl Casillas
Administrative Coordinator Miriam Escobedo
Student Spotlight
Joanna Zamarripa Díaz, Scripps '21
Chicanx/Latinx Studies
For the past couple of days, I have been trying to write a small self-reflection about my time at the Claremont Colleges but have been overwhelmed with how much I’ve experienced since I started my higher education learning. My name is Joanna Zamarripa Diaz and I am fourth-year majoring in Chicanx-Latinx Studies at Scripps College. Reflecting on my 3+ years in this consortium, has brought up a lot of memories and feelings.

When you ask people to share their experience during their undergrad years their responses will vary and personally for me a lot of my experiences were shaped with my background being first-generation, low-income, Latinx, out-of-state student and LGBTQ+. From all these identities and navigating the 5Cs I learned to be true and honest with myself.

My first year at Scripps was filled with very different types of transitions: moving away from home to another state, forming new relationships, adjusting to college courses and mourning the loss of a loved one. From all these different shifts I had to start the long and hard journey of getting to know myself more and my needs. When I first got to the Claremont Colleges, I felt overwhelmed by the various resources that were offered and available to me. I was not accustomed to asking for help and seeing that I had different types of support was all brand new to me. One of the main sources of support that I found that helped me the most in learning more about myself, were the older students from Café con Leche. The students from this Latinx organization helped me navigate through different situations that I was going through that were unfamiliar to me. The advice that they would give me, gave me a lot of courage to normalize the idea of reaching out and put to use the several resources that are available to me. (For those of you who are maybe first-years, or any other class year, don’t be afraid to connect with a mentor-like figure, whether it is a peer mentor or CLSA sponsor. We are here for you, whatever need you may have.) Read more...
Sharing Good News in Our Community
CLSA would like to highlight your accomplishments!

If you've been awarded a scholarship or fellowship, selected to participate in a research or internship program, or just want to share good news with our community, then we'd like to acknowledge you!
Let's support and celebrate one another! If you have good news to share, please email Miriam Escobedo at
Tell Me Something Good Student Spotlight
Sergio Gonzalez, M. Ed.
Claremont Graduate University

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Deloitte Event
Calling all Claremont College First Years, Sophomores, and Juniors!
Join us for a virtual event to learn more about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) at Deloitte! Hear firsthand from Deloitte Consulting practitioners about their DE&I journeys and Deloitte’s approach, strategy, and impact in the DE&I space. You’ll also have the opportunity to network closely with Deloitte practitioners leading inclusion-focused discussions in smaller groups/breakout rooms.

We strongly encourage students of all majors who are Black or African-American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or two or more races to attend.

Thursday, December 10, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PT

Please RSVP on Handshake
Meeting ID: 983 6663 4343
Password: 306701
Our consultants are excited to connect with you. Please direct any questions about the event to Betty Chan (Claremont Lead Campus Recruiter)

*Eligibility limited to individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.
CLSA Brown Bag Research Series
Calling all Graduate Students
We are excited to announce the return of CLSA's Brown Bag Research Series! This series is intended to provide graduate students a platform to practice presenting their research, while sharing and receiving feedback from both their graduate and undergraduate colleagues!

If you are interested in this opportunity,
please click HERE
Latinx Graduate Student Union (LGSU)
Attention Graduate Students from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) and Keck Graduate Institute (KGI)

Are you looking to connect with other Latinx students from CGU and KGI? If so, we encourage you to become a member of the Latinx Graduate Student Union.

To be part of this community, please email:
The Claremont Colleges Care Guide
Are you, or someone you know, in distress?
If your answer is:

Yes, and there are safety concerns: Call Campus Safety (909) 607-2000

Yes, and I need to speak with a counselor: Call Monsour Counseling & Psychological Services (MCAPS) (909) 621-8202, or a Crisis Line

Not sure, but I am concerned: Call MCAPS (909) 621‐8202, or a Crisis Line

No, but the person is having: • Personal concerns: Call the appropriate dean's office (link below), or MCAPS (909) 621-8202 • Academic concerns: Call the appropriate dean's office (contact list can be found the the link below.)

For the list of dean's offices and more important resources, click HERE
As the Violence Prevention and Advocacy Center of The Claremont Colleges, the Center works collaboratively to support 7C-wide educational programs and provide holistic, confidential support to all students impacted in any way by sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence, or stalking.
The EmPOWER Center welcomes all gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, ethnic and racial identities, religious affiliations, cultural identities, and immigration statuses. We are an open and affirming space for all. 
Phone: 909-607-2689 Website
Library Resources: Anti-Racism
& Black Lives Matter
The Claremont Colleges Library has put together a collection of resources to educate the community on issues surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement and 2020 protests. This guide includes topics such as racism and anti-racism, allyship, police brutality, and systemic racism and oppression.
For more information, click HERE
Career & Internship Opportunities
Accenture Innovation Challenge
Want the chance to consult for a nonprofit and network with Accenture leaders? Apply to the Accenture Innovation Challenge to help our non profit partner solve a current organizational challenge. This year, Accenture is partnering with Covenant House, an organization that is helping over one million young people facing homelessness gain the skills necessary to build their futures.

Through three virtual rounds, undergraduate students will work with a team, led by an Accenture captain, to bring their creativity and innovative spirit while addressing one of Covenant House’s most pressing issues. This experience is a great opportunity to learn what it’s like to work at Accenture while supporting a great cause. Participating teams have the chance to win a cash prize and a Summer 2021 internship. Click here to learn more and apply before December 18th.

Requirements: Students must be authorized to work in the United States, and will receive an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree between December 2021 - September 2024 with an overall GPA of 2.75 (minimum) on a 4.0 scale. Experience in prior case competitions is NOT required. 
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Summer Programs
The Pritzker School of Medicine has opened the application cycle for their Summer Pathway Programs. They seek undergraduate students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or who represent groups that are known to be underrepresented in health related sciences and medicine. Direct questions to Nikeela Oliver -

Application and program information can be found here
Applications due: January 8th, 2021
Caltech WAVE Fellows Undergraduate Research Program
Attention Undergraduate Students from the Claremont Colleges!

Caltech is now accepting applications for our WAVE Fellows undergraduate research program. The WAVE Fellows program provides support for undergraduate students, who are underrepresented in STEM and intent on pursuing a Ph.D., to conduct a 10-week summer research project under the mentorship of Caltech faculty.

Research opportunities in biology, neuroscience, chemistry, chemical engineering, engineering and applied science, geology, environmental science, sustainability, astronomy, physics, nanotechnology, quantum sciences, humanities, social science, and more!
Click HERE for more information and how to apply. 
Applications due: January 9th, 2021
Científico Latino:
Helping Latinx Students Succeed in STEM
The Científico Latino Project comes from a drive to increase the pool of minority scientists and professionals by creating a platform where everyone—regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability or immigration status—has equal access to fellowship and scholarship opportunities, and the chance to learn from their peers to becoming successful STEM professionals and other related fields.
It aims to help undergraduate, graduate, and professional students by providing mentorship, open-access resources on scholarships, fellowships, and blog posts on professional development.

We encourage you to take advantage of their resources!

To learn more about Científico Latino, click HERE
Paid Summer Research Programs: NSF, NASA, NIH, +
Paid Summer Research Programs!

Most programs offer both a stipend and housing and travel support. Programs range across all STEM disciplines and all areas of the country! is the premier web portal on the minority postdoctoral experience featuring news, articles, resources, and events about jobs, career advice, professional development, funding, fellowships, mentoring, and diversity issues.

This is a niche marketing site with a diverse readership. The Job listings page has a complete roster of institutions who are reaching out to expand the diversity of their candidate applicant pools for professional/faculty or graduate/postdoc positions. Below is a subset of our advertisers.

For more information click HERE
Institute for Broadening Participation
The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce.

Since 2003, IBP has connected underrepresented students with STEM funding and research opportunities, and has provided faculty and administrators with tools and resources to help promote the positive factors that keep underrepresented students on the STEM pathway into successful STEM careers.

We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on diverse underrepresented groups. We believe that diversifying the STEM workforce is the best way to ensure our nation's economic vitality and solve global challenges. To learn more about our current projects, click here.

Congretional Internship Program
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute has opened their Congressional Internship applications for 2021.

CHCI is inviting full-time undergraduate students who want to learn and experience the ins and outs of our nation’s federal legislative process while working in a congressional office. This opportunity is open to all majors including STEM, health, business, journalism, and others.

Now more than ever, we need the knowledge and drive of our passionate leaders.

Deadline for Fall 2021: February 15th, 2021
Learn more and apply HERE
IES Pre-Doctoral Program
Promoting Educational Equity at Scale
With funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (ESE), the Committee on Education is launching a pre-doctoral fellowship program aimed at promoting educational equity at scale. We seek ambitious candidates to develop the research skills and applied training necessary for helping narrow racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic opportunity and achievement gaps in education.

• Full tuition waiver and $34,000 annual stipend and fringe benefits.
• Additional funds to support travel and research related to education. Read more...

Deadline: April 15th 2021
For more information about this program, click HERE
To begin applying, click HERE
Emma Bowen Foundation
The Emma Bowen Foundation promotes a more diverse industry by recruiting promising students of color and placing them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation's leading media and tech companies.
Whether you're interested in being a producer, a journalist, a web developer, an engineer, a business executive, a PR agent, a sales representative, or in any other career in media or tech, the Emma Bowen Internship is here to help you get your start.

If you are selected as an Emma Bowen Fellow, you will have access to:

  • paid summer internship
  • On-the-job training from top professionals and industry executives
  • Our Annual Summer Conference
  • The EBF Launch Career Activation Program
  • Need-based academic scholarships
  • A lifelong community of EBF peers, alumni, professionals, and partners

THERE IS NO SET DEADLINE, however, students are recommended to apply as early as possible, to maximize consideration for opportunities.

On or By May 1st, applicants will be notified of their final status for Summer 2021.
Apply HERE
Scholarship Opportunities
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Since 2000, the Foundation has awarded over $222 million in scholarships to nearly 2,800 students from 8th grade through graduate school, along with comprehensive educational advising and other support services. 

Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees – for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships they may receive.

Application deadline: January 6, 2021 at 11:59 pm, in your local time zone
For more information click HERE
American Nuclear Society
Who is eligible? Undergraduate and graduate scholarships are open to ANS student members enrolled in a course of study relating to a degree in nuclear science or nuclear engineering. U.S. and non-U.S. residents may apply if they are enrolled in and attending an accredited institution in the United States. 

Recipients will be awarded $1.000 - $5,000 based on merit and financial need.

DEADLINE: February 1: Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) Program and ANS Undergraduate/Graduate, Division and Local Section scholarships
For more information click HERE
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Grad school fellowship intended for immigrants or the children of immigrants.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture, or their academic field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows.

Deadline for the 2021 Fellowship is now closed; however, the application for the 2022 Fellowship launches in April 2021
For more information, click HERE
*Additional Scholarships*
For a list of more scholarships, please click HERE
Scholarship Databases
Resources for Undocumented Students
My Undocumented Life
My Undocumented Life provides up-to-date information and resources to undocumented immigrants. The website posts scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA, news on immigration policies, and much more.
To access additional resources and funding opportunities, click HERE
Immigrants Rising:
2020 Scholarship and Fellowship List
Scholarships and fellowships are essential for many undocumented students to pay for higher education, especially students who do not qualify for in-state tuition and state-based financial aid. Undocumented students pursuing higher education need to know that scholarships and fellowships are available to them—regardless of their immigration status.

Immigrant Rising has an extensive list of scholarships and fellowships for both undergraduate and gradate students that do not require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency (*many of which are open to individuals who don’t have DACA.)

Deadline: Ongoing
For more information, click HERE
MALDEF Scholarship Database
MALDEF is pleased to provide you with this extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status or require a valid social security number. The overview of scholarships provided includes website links that you are advised to visit for more complete details as it is not practical to list every requirement of each scholarship. Please read through, or download, the information here and select scholarships that are applicable to you. As a general rule, if an application asks for your social security number and you do not have one yet, leave that space blank but fill out and turn in the otherwise completed application. Many scholarship awards can be processed with just the student’s name and address. If a scholarship specifically requests a SSN, ask if it is possible to submit an ITIN instead.

Deadline: Ongoing
For more information, click HERE
AccessLex Diversity Pipeline Program Directory
The AccessLex Diversity Pipeline Program Directory is an online database designed to help prospective law students and pre-law advisors identify pipeline programs serving college students and/or college graduates from historically underrepresented groups with information and resources premised on aiding their successful matriculation into law school and the legal profession. The best programs are collaborative and provide meaningful and holistic content, experiences and support, and are designed to yield measurable outcomes and scalable best practices.

Deadline: Ongoing
For more information, click HERE