On September 28, 2012, Pitzer College established the Arnaldo Rodriguez Scholarship in honor of the College’s former vice president of admission and financial aid for his 14 years of service. The need-based, four-year scholarship is awarded to top-performing students of Latin American descent who attend high school in California and are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States. The scholarship is given annually to a student who embodies the core values and mission of Pitzer College. The Arnaldo Rodriquez Scholar will have the opportunity to realize his/her dreams and pursue an education regardless of citizenship status.
Successful applicants for this scholarship meet the following criteria:
- Is not a permanent resident or citizen of the USA and was born in a Latin American country
- Has attended a California high school for the entirety of his/her high school career (four years)
- Has achieved a minimum academic GPA of 3.7 while taking a challenging curriculum
- Has actively participated in the community through activities that demonstrate community service, leadership and/or talent
- Embodies the five core values of Pitzer College (social Responsibility, Intercultural Understanding, Interdisciplinary Learning, Student Engagement, and Environmental Sustainability)
Please note that the applicant will not be considered until they have completed the Common Application, an interview, and the CSS PROFILE for financial aid.