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Apply to the
Mike Garcia Scholarship & Martha Cox-Nitikman Memorial Scholarship

The application period for the 2024-2025 year is now open


May 17th, 2024

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a SEIU-USWW member or child of a member.

  • Must be entering, or continuing their education, at a 2-year community college,
    4-year university, or vocational institution in the fall of 2024.

  • Use the award for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • Have a Grade Point Average of 2.0 or higher.

 Applicants must turn in the following documents to

Zazil Rojas no later than May 17th, 2024

  • A completed and signed application submitted online via or email the written application to

  • Official transcripts or GED Certificate (if applicable)

  • 1 Letter of Recommendation addressing the leadership traits of the candidate.  

  • Teacher/Instructor, Coach, Counselor, Supervisor or Community Leader (letters must not be more than 1-year old)

  • 2 Typed Personal Statements (see application for prompts).

  • Proof of acceptance or matriculation at qualifying educational institution for the 2024-2025 school year 

  • Student Aid Report 

  • FAFSA or CA Dream Act

  • Resume

Applications must be submitted online, postmarked or e-mailed no later than May 17th, 2024 to:
Zazil Rojas
Building Skills Partnership
828 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015
(323) 391-3179 |
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