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Barreir Opportunity Scholarship

1 winner$1,000
Application Deadline
Sep 20, 2024
Winners Announced
Oct 20, 2024
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior, undergraduate, or trade school student
From a single-family, low-income household

Embarking on the journey of higher education is a bold and brave step, one that is filled with both excitement and challenges. It's a path that demands determination, especially when financial hurdles loom large and threaten to derail dreams.

For many Hispanic students, these challenges are all too familiar. The dream of college often remains just that—a dream—as financial constraints tighten their grip, limiting opportunities and perpetuating a cycle that keeps higher education just out of reach.

This scholarship hopes to change that narrative. This scholarship is more than just financial aid; it's a beacon of hope. It's a commitment to break down the barriers that have held back so many bright, aspiring minds from low-income, single-parent families.This scholarship hopes to turn the tides and open doors that once seemed closed.

Any high school senior or undergraduate student of Hispanic heritage who is from a single-parent, low-income household and displays academic potential and commitment to community service may apply for this scholarship opportunity.

Please share about your journey — the struggles you've faced, the triumphs you've celebrated, and the community that has shaped you. Your narrative is powerful, and it deserves to be heard.

Please share a glimpse into your world: pictures of you, your loved ones, and the neighborhood that has been the backdrop to your life's story. Let these images speak of your resilience and hope.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Need
Published June 1, 2024
Essay Topic

Please share more about your background and family life, particularly touching on your experiences growing up in a single-family household.

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Sep 20, 2024. Winners will be announced on Oct 20, 2024.