Chicana Latina Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $1,500
Awards Available: 40

Our Leadership and Scholarship Program forms the cornerstone of the Chicana Latina Foundation. Each year we award merit-based scholarships valued at $1500 to 40-45 powerful Latina students.

Scholars are selected for:

  • Commitment to equality and justice for Chicana and Latina women
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and experience on behalf of the Latinx community
  • Clarity of direction and goals
  • Ability to overcome personal challenges and obstacles
  • Academic achievement

Program Eligibility

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply:

  • Self-identify as a Chicana and/or Latina
  • Be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or community college in one of the following California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, San Francisco, Sonoma, or Yolo
  • Have lived at least two (2) years in one of the above Northern California counties at the time of application
  • Community College and Undergraduate students must:
    • Be enrolled in a full-time college student (as defined by your institution) for the 2023-2024 Academic Year.
    • Have completed 12 college units after high school graduation
      • If you have earned college credit but are still in high school, you are not eligible.
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 college coursework
  • Graduate students must:
    • Be enrolled graduate/professional students completing course/thesis/dissertation; or have been accepted into graduate/profession school for the 2023-2024 Academic Year.
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 for college course work
  • Commit to attending the CLF Leadership Institute Sessions on August 4-6th, 2023 and February 2024
  • Commit to attending the CLF Annual Awards Dinner on January 2024
  • Commit to volunteering 10 hours as a CLF ambassador before March 2024
  • Past CLF awardees may re-apply four years after receiving our scholarship. Please contact Angela Ortiz at angelaortiz@chicanalatina.org for any clarifying questions.
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