Though attaining a higher education may seem unachievable for many students, the Esperanza Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars is dedicated to providing financial aid to students facing economic burdens that also demonstrate academic and extracurricular excellence. Esperanza's purpose as an organization is to provide these students with scholarships to ease their need, because Esperanza believes that all students should be given the opportunity to achieve their academic goals, regardless of personal or financial hardships. 

In the past fifteen years Esperanza Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars sponsors have helped bring many students one step closer to their dream of attending college. In addition to a one time scholarship award, students are also exposed to other opportunities including the Annual Mayor's Gala, Ontario's 4th of July Parade, our Annaul Tardeada, and Toyota Leadership Dinner for scholars and alumni. During these events, Esperanza is able to build an environment for scholars and alumni to network and build leadership skills within the Inland Empire Community. These events are enhanced by local musicians and meals provided by our generous donors. Our scholars and alumni are given opportunities to share their own stories as college students through videos and public speaking. Many of Esperanza's scholars and alumni are able to receive additional scholarship, job, and internship opportunities through Esperanza's events, such as Maria Ramos (2011 ESFDS Scholar) and Natasha Tadin (2012 ESFDS Scholar).

Esperanza Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars is also currently seeking to build a Scholarship Ambassador Program that will offer free leadership workshops to Esperanza scholars and alumni. Some of the workshops will provide Esperanza scholars and alumni assistance with writing scholarship essays, developing networking skills, and polishing job resumes.  

With your continued assistance as a donor/sponsor, Esperanza Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars will continue to instill hope into students to see their dreams of obtaining a college education become a reality. Esperanza would like to give special thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors. Thank you for choosing to invest in the next generation of leaders in our community. 


"Education is not a tool for development - individual, community and the nation. It is the foundation for our future. It is empowerment to make choices and emboldens the youth to chase their dreams" 

Nita Ambani

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Meet Our Sponsors 

Platinum Sponsor

Cardenas Markets




Gold Sponsor




Superior Grocers




Silver Sponsor

Gary Ovitt

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors


Sam's Club


Southern California Edison











Bronze Sponsor



Patron Sponsor

Bank of America

California Capital


Chaffey College



Claremont Dental Institute

Five Star Gourmet Foods

Gary Thomas

San Bernardino County Superintendents of Schools

Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

John's Elway's Crown Toyota



Lewis Companies

Ontario Montclair School District

Pomona Unified School District

Reggie & Rene Webb


Reliable Properties


Rickard Metals


Robert Lazo Investments


Weststate Holdings


Schools First Credit Union


Swenson Corp


TeamQuest Staffing Services, Inc.



The Herb and Cheryl Fischer Foundation

University of La Verne

Waste Management