Aurelio J. Barrera Memorial Arts Scholarship

$1,500
1 winner$1,500
Awarded
Application Deadline
Apr 14, 2024
Winners Announced
May 14, 2024
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
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Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior or undergraduate student
State:
California
Ethnicity:
Hispanic
Field of Study:
Arts
Education Level:
State:
Ethnicity:
Field of Study:
High school senior or undergraduate student
California
Hispanic
Arts

Aurelio Jose Barrera, a longtime L.A. Times photographer who helped the paper win a Pulitzer Prize with a groundbreaking series on Los Angeles’ overlooked Latino communities and in retirement launched a one-man crusade to deliver food to the homeless in those communities, passed away on October of 2020.

Barrera was a young intern at The Times in 1983 when a team of Latino journalists banded together and brainstormed ideas for covering communities of color that they believed the paper wrote about only when there was crime, unrest or immigration raids.

This scholarship aims to honor the life of Aurelio J. Barrera by supporting students who are passionate about photography and social justice.

Any Hispanic high school senior or undergraduate student in California who is pursuing the arts may apply for this scholarship, but applicants who are pursuing journalism, photography, or documentary photography are preferred.

To apply, write a short essay telling us about yourself and how this scholarship would help you pursue your education, project or cause. Additionally, feel free to upload a sample of your work if you would like to share it!

Selection Criteria:
Creativity, Drive, Passion
Published October 28, 2023