Founding Mother Scholarship


The scholarship is established in honor of the Chican@/Latin@ women who founded TRENZA. The scholarship rewards those who, like TRENZAs founding mothers, encountered a difficult challenge but continued to succeed in their personal and academic endeavors.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    Must be graduating Chican@/Latin@ high school seniors pursuing higher education
  • Minimum GPA:
  • Financial Need:
    Not Mentioned
  • School:
    Must be attending a California High School
  • College:
    Plan to attend a two-year, four-year, or technical college in the Fall of 2016 (scholarship will be awarded upon proof of recipients enrollment)
  • Ethnicity:
    Identifies as a Chican@/ Latin@

Application Details

  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
  • Essay:
    Your essay should be no more than 3 pages in length using 12-point font and double-spaced answering following prompt: Describe any difficult or special circumstances you faced as you were growing up and/or describe any specific family responsibilities that you have had. How did this experience affect your academic and personal development? How did this experience give you a unique background or perspective?

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