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The 2011-2012 scholarship awards have been selected, click here for the complete list of award winning students.


Mahatma and Carolina Rice in partnership with Univision Radio offer high school seniors in designated areas who wish to attend college the chance to win a two thousand dollar prize by writing an essay.

Our scholarship program has been in existence since 1987 when it was first offered in the New York - New Jersey Metro Area. In 1989, the program was expanded to include the Miami (Dade, Monroe and Broward County) area and again in 1996 to include the Los Angeles and Orange County area. In 2006, we added the San Francisco - San Jose Metro area.

Since its inception, this program has awarded more than $700,000 to college-bound high school seniors, earning the respect of teachers and administrators throughout the country.

In order to be considered for one of twenty one, two thousand dollar cash awards, each competitor must be a high school senior and complete an essay that answers the following question: “How do I believe my studies in college will change my life?

To be eligible you must reside in, and/or attend high school in the metro areas of: New York/ New Jersey, Miami Dade and Broward Counties, Los Angeles and Orange County, or San Francisco/San Jose.


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