Cheyenne Angelica Perez wanted to make the world a better place. She didn’t have grand dreams of curing cancer or ending world hunger. Instead, she believed that her individual effort and love for others could have a positive effect on every person she came into contact with, and that her happiness and positivity would spread contagiously throughout the lives of others. By focusing on the simple idea of touching those around her, Cheyenne Angelica believed that her positive vibes would have a domino effect, growing exponentially as more and more people experienced how big of a difference something as small as a smile from a stranger can make. Cheyenne Angelica always wanted to leave someone in a happier state than they were before coming into contact with her, and her official life’s goal was built off of a simple concept: She wanted to have one person say, “Cheyenne Angelica Perez changed my life.”
The Kutturan Chamoru Foundation (KCF) established the Cheyenne Angelica Scholarship in 2014 to ensure that Chey accomplishes her goal to make the world a better place. KCF and Cheyenne Angelica LLC are committed to awarding a $1,000 scholarship to two individuals who are dedicated to changing the lives of others.
In a 3-5 page essay, each candidate is required to explain how the scholarship money will help them ultimately improve the level of happiness and well-being of those around them; this prompt is open to interpretation, and is intended to allow individuals from all walks of life to show how they intend to make the world a better place. A winning essay will clearly demonstrate that the candidate has as big of a heart as Cheyenne, and that he or she will continue to spread the love that Chey tirelessly shared throughout her beautiful life.
Applications for the Cheyenne Angelica Scholarship will be made available February 1, 2015 and are due by March 31.
Scholarships will be awarded on May 17.
- Of Chamoru Descent or affiliation with Kutturan Chamoru Foundation
- Junior or Senior in high school, or enrolled in accredited Jr. College,
4 Year University or Vocational School
- Minimum 2.0 GPA
- A full-time student
- Must submit 3-5 page essay
- Complete application form submitted and postmarked no later than March 31
- Applicant need not demonstrate a financial need
Future events for the Cheyenne Angelica Scholarship:
- Walk-a-thon, Los Alamitos – November 29
- Scholarship Presentation – May 17
KCF is a federally recognized 501(C)3 Non-Profit Public Charitable Organization. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Cheyenne Angelica Scholarship, simply click on the Paypal Donate button. Your generous donation is greatly appreciated.