Manos de Esperanza Scholarship: Open to undocumented college students in California


Manos de Esperanza, a non-profit organization based in Northern California, is offering scholarships (ranging from $500 to $1000) to students who are pursuing their undergraduate education.

Here are the eligibility requirements:

  • Must demonstrate community service
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on undergraduate college coursework
    • Must have completed a minimum of 12 college units, after high school graduation
  • Be enrolled full-time and for the following academic year in an accredited college, university, or community college in one of the following California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Tulare, or Yolo
  • Participate in an interview with the scholarship committee
  • Commit to attend Manos de Esperanza’s annual benefit event held in early December
  • Demonstrate financial need

The deadline to apply is June 30, 2016

For more information, and to apply, please visit their official website: “Manos de Esperanza Scholarship


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