Each year, the Chicana Latina Foundation awards scholarships to Latina college students, valued at $1,500 each. Our 2022 application cycle is closed. It will open on January 1, 2023. 

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 5-7th, 2022, December 2022, and February 2023)
  • Commit to attending the CLF Annual Awards Dinner on January 2024
  • Commit to volunteering 10 hours as a CLF ambassador before March the year after being selected
  • Past CLF awardees may re-apply four years after receiving our scholarship. Please contact Angela Ortiz for any clarifying questions.

Supporting Documents Needed

  • Submit college transcripts of all colleges you have attended as you are completing your current degree (can be unofficial)
  • Due to student feedback, CLF has decided this year to waive the 2 letters of recommendation. As of April 6th , you will not need to send a request in order to submit your application.
  • 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