The Chicana Latina Foundation relies on individual donors to help sustain and grow our programs. Please consider sponsoring a scholarship in the name of a loved one just like these supporters have done. For details contact Alicia Orozco, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome the special scholarship donors that supported us this year!
Abuelitos Villa-Miramontes Scholarship
This scholarship honors our parents and is awarded to a graduate student interested in the health/public health areas.
Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez Scholarship
This endowed scholarship by Bob Barber is for a graduate student who brings together diverse communities to work effectively for social justice, as Betita did for so many decades.
Barbara Brown Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of Barbara Brown and her legacy of supporting Latinas in their pursuit of education and journey to self empowerment. Barbara Brown always taught her children, grandchildren, and community about the power of education.
Cruz Chavez and the Virgen de Guadalupe Scholarship
Brother Camilo Chavez established an endowment fund that every year honors the memory of his mother, Cruz Chavez, and her devotion to the Virgen de Guadalupe.
Dos Mundos Juntos Scholarship
Dos Mundos Juntos is a nonprofit providing a platform for East Palo Alto youth to spread awareness of social justice issues through stories. Each year, we honor a college student who has made a positive contribution in advancing the Latinx community
Elena Moreno Gomez Scholarship
This is from the Gómez Rexelius Family in honor of the matriarch of the family, Elena Moreno Gómez, for her desire, love and encouragement of learning that she has passed on to the family.
Federico Wright and Antonia Wright Lopez
In Memory of Federico Wright and Antonia Wright Lopez. Federico and Antonia were a couple from Las Vegas, New Mexico., whose roots date back hundreds of years. They placed family duty before pursuing personal dreams of education and professional goals. They worked hard to support their siblings and their own family. They dealt with chronic disability and raised their six children. They encouraged their children to become among the first in their family to achieve an education breaking barriers for their future and that of future generations.
Graciela Pacheco Romo Scholarship
Graciela Pacheco Romo: In honor of Graciela Pacheco Romo who always encouraged & supported her children especially her daughters in their pursuit of education for the purpose of financial independence.
Iris Arevalo Blanco Special Scholarship
This scholarship is a tribute to my mother, Iris Arevalo Blanco. Iris took 2 buses to volunteer at an elementary school in Logan Heights San Diego with the goal of following a group of young girls to help them become college bound. Her dedication to them was solid through thick and thin.
Maria G. Torres Scholarship
This Scholarship is a tribute to a chingona. Intelligent and strong mujer who did not have an opportunity to pursue her education in Health Care. This is awarded to a student interested in the medical or public health field.
Maria X. Martinez Scholarship
The scholarship will honor Maria’s leadership as a Servant Leader. Here is a short definition of Servant Leadership, which Maria so perfectly exemplified, always centering those who were being served. She led in the spirit of the Servant Leader.
Olga Talamante Scholarship
This endowed scholarship by Bob Barber is for a graduate student with a demonstrated record of working for social justice at the community level honors Olga Talamante.
Rita Torres Scholarship
The Rita Torres Scholarship will be awarded for the first time in 2023 to an Oakland-based student studying for a career in STEAM who has participated in Upward Bound, MESA or Puente. This Scholarship honor’s Rita’s spirit of love, strength and courage. She was a luchadora and a guerrera who will never be forgotten by her familia, her Mills College siblings, or her UC Berkeley colleagues.
Rose Cecilia Bustos Scholarship
Rose C. Bustos was a beacon of light, joy and hope on 24th Street. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren established this in her honor.
Salvador Baldovinos and Eloisa Baldovinos Aguirre
In Memory of Salvador Baldovinos and Eloisa Baldovinos Aguirre. Salvador was born in the US as a result of the migration due to the Mexican Revolution and Eloisa migrated to the US with their four children from Mexico. They worked hard to support their children as well as become activists in the Sacred Heart Church in San Jose California. They encouraged their children to become among the first in their family to achieve a college/university education breaking barriers for their future and that of future generations.
Suzie Dod Thomas Scholarship
This is in memory of Suzie Dod Thomas and will be awarded to a student who exemplifies Suzie’s profound belief in the importance of education and the power of woman.
Soledad (Sally) Alvarez Scholarship
The Special Scholarship is a tribute to my mother Soledad (Sally) Alvarez who always supported and encouraged her children to pursue an education that would lead us on a path to accomplish our life goals.
Sonia Violeta Ordoñez de Castillo Scholarship
This scholarship is given in the memory of Sonia Violeta Castillo de Ordóñez, who instilled a passion for education equally in her sons and daughters. From her daughter Dra. Sonia L Ordóñez and granddaughters Gabriela and Sabrina.
The Tania Carolina Davila Scholarship
This scholarship honors our beloved family member and friend. The goal of this scholarship is to carry on Tania’s legacy by assisting someone who has as deep a love for learning as she did.
U’uye’ex in t’aan (Hear my voice) Scholarship
The U’uye’ex in t’aan (Hear my voice) scholarship honors the life and spirit of Ana Patricia Martínez Huchim of Tizimín, Yucatán, México, a renowned writer, teacher, feminist, native Yucatec Maya speaker, and passionate advocate for the language, culture, and arts of the Yucatec Maya. Her voice (t’aan) lives on through her literary work, and through the many people she taught, touched, and inspired.
Sylvia Bracamonte Scholarship
CLF Alumnae created the following scholarship for a true CLF guerrera. On May 28th, 2020 we honored 2013 & 2017 CLF alumna Sylvia Bracamonte’s life and dedication to education and social justice through a special CLF scholarship in her name. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has a warrior spirit, has overcome significant challenges, and exemplifies Sylvia’s deep commitment to social justice and social work. We want to thank the generous donors who have provided the initial funds for Sylvia’s scholarship.
Virginia Lucero Barceló Scholarship
She was a dedicated mother and grandmother. Honors the spirit of her love, strength & courage.