The Barrientos Scholarship Foundation was established in 2005 to assist Latino students pursuing higher education in Nebraska to continue their educational and career goals.
The Barrientos family, with roots in Omaha, Nebraska that date back to the 1920's, have
long been known for their love of the arts, music and community involvement. Because of that love and commitment to continue that legacy,
this scholarship fund was created.
During the formative years of our foundation, the Latino Heritage Awards Banquet was our primary annual fundraiser. During the banquet we recognized our scholarship recipients as well as leaders in the local Latino community.
In 2014 we established a relationship with the Heartland Latino Leadership Conference (HLLC) and, subsequently, discontinued our annual banquet. Our scholarship recipients are now recognized during the Barrientos Scholarship Luncheon at the HLLC.