Each year, the Chicana Latina Foundation awards scholarships to Latina college students, valued at $1,500 each. Our 2022 application cycle opens January 2022 and closes on March 31, 2022.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for the CLF Scholarship:

  • 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) when applying and for the following academic year,
    • Have completed 12 college units after high school graduation, and
    • 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; and
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 for college course work
  • Commit to attending the CLF Leadership Institute (August 6-8th, 2021 and February 2022)
  • Commit to attending the CLF Annual Awards Dinner on October 15th, 2021
  • Commit to volunteering 10 hours for CLF before March the year after being selected
  • Past CLF awardees may not re-apply until four years after receiving our scholarship.

Supporting Documents Needed

  • Submit college transcripts of all colleges you have attended as you are completing your current degree (can be unofficial)
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of the two letters must be from a professor/counselor (past or present)
  • Graduate students must also include a Resume or CV (curriculum vitae a written overview of person’s experience and other qualifications)

For any questions contact Angela Ortiz, Program Coordinator, at angelaortiz@chicanalatina.org