Scholarship Requirements



January 21, 2019:


To all applicants


  1. Current high school senior attending a high school in the West Valley of San Bernardino County, or current college student attending one of our partner colleges.
  2. Student needs to create a free scholarship profile with Scholarship America - Dollars for Scholars at
  3. 3.50 G.P.A. or higher
  4. One letter of recommendations (teacher, professor, or adviser) ​
  5. ​In 250-300 words response, answer the following questions:
    • ​​Give us an example of a time where you overcame adversity.
    • Describe how your leadership skills assisted you in completion of a task in either your community or academic career.
    • Describe one of your accomplishments and how can this experience assist you in your filed of study and your future goals.
  6. ​Community Service - 25 hours total
  7. If awarded scholarship, scholars must attend the annual Mayor's Gala during the month of May and bring a total of 10 guest to the scholarship award night event.
  8. A minimum of 3 hours of participation in an Esperanza Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars' Event.


Scholarship Resources

Link to 40+ Scholarships

One of the Foundation's long-term supporters, Senator Mike Morrell, has an excellent list of scholarships on his web page; take a look as there might be a good fit for your interests: 

(there's over 40 organizations with links to their web pages).

The Best Scholarship Search Platforms of 2018

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​Should you have any questions feel free to contact us via email at We are more than glad to answer any of your questions.