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Jorge Campos Memorial Scholarship

1 winner$2,500
Application Deadline
Sep 15, 2024
Winners Announced
Oct 15, 2024
Education Level
High School
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school student
Demonstrated commitment to community service and leadership

Jorge Campos, affectionately known as Don Jorge, was a paragon of kindness and respect whose quiet dedication, hard work, and infectious good humor left an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Don Jorge greeted everyone with a warm and friendly smile, making them feel welcome and valued. As the first to arrive and the last to leave at Gramercy, he embodied a strong work ethic and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Don Jorge had an uncanny ability to anticipate needs, often going above and beyond to assist others, even if it meant deviating from the original request. His calm demeanor, quick wit, and penchant for cracking jokes endeared him to all, while his leadership style blended patience with firm guidance.

This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Jorge Campos by supporting students who share his commitment to kindness and community.

Any high school student in California who has a demonstrated commitment to community service and leadership (with a focus on initiatives promoting inclusivity, kindness, and positivity) may apply for this scholarship. Academic achievement and financial need may also be considered.

To apply, tell us about a time when you actively helped your community and how your actions demonstrated a commitment to service. Additionally, tell us how this experience impacted your personal growth and future goals. Finally, upload images of your community service experiences.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published June 7, 2024
Essay Topic

Reflect on a time when you actively contributed to your community in a manner that aligned with the values exemplified by Jorge Campos (Don Jorge). How did your actions demonstrate a commitment to service, positivity, and fostering unity within your community? Additionally, discuss how this experience has influenced your personal growth and shaped your future aspirations.

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Sep 15, 2024. Winners will be announced on Oct 15, 2024.