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Mendoza Scholarship

Funded by
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Franklin Mendoza
1 winner$525
Application Deadline
Sep 15, 2024
Winners Announced
Oct 15, 2024
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school or undergraduate student
First-generation college student
Financial Status:
Financial need
Born in Central America or has at least one parent of Central American descent

Financial burdens often hinder first-generation students from pursuing and completing their education.

Students from immigrant or minority backgrounds face additional challenges when entering college, often facing financial strife and struggling due to lack of mentors. Receiving financial assistance can be a turning point in many students’ educational journeys, opening up doors and opportunities that would otherwise be inaccessible.

This scholarship seeks to empower students from Central American backgrounds to achieve their academic goals and build a foundation for a successful future.

Any high school or undergraduate student who is a first-generation college student with financial need may apply for this scholarship opportunity if they were born in Central America or have at least one parent of Central American descent.

To apply, tell us about your journey as a first-generation student of Central American heritage, how your background has impacted your goals, what challenges you have faced, and how this scholarship would help you achieve your goals.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published June 13, 2024
Essay Topic

Describe your journey as a first-generation student of Central American heritage. How have your background and experiences shaped your educational and career goals? Discuss the challenges you have faced and the strategies you have employed to overcome them. Additionally, reflect on the importance of financial support in your academic journey and how receiving this scholarship will impact your ability to achieve your 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.