After verifying that you meet all of the qualifications please complete the following application process.
Carefully review requirements and deadlines to ensure you have time to collect information from external sources (transcripts and letters of recommendation) prior to application deadline.
Complete Scholarship Application Form (Deadline for 2013-2014 apps was April 1, 2013. Applications for 2014-2015 will be available March 1, 2014)
Complete Personal Essay
Write a personal essay describing your educational and career goals, how your Latino culture has influenced your life, how you see yourself making a difference in the Latino community in your future, and any how this scholarship will assist you in your pursuit of a higher education. For those applying for Arts,Medical,Education, or Business awards, let us know what is inspiring you to pursue your chosen field of study.
Obtain two (2) Letters of Recommendation
Must be written by mentors in the community (i.e. teacher, choral director, band instructor, community leaders, etc.), not by family members or relatives.
Provide official high school or college transcript
In order for application to be considered, the above documents must be sent as one complete packet by the posted deadline.
Application packet must be postmarked by May 1, 2012.
Barrientos Scholarship Foundation
P.O. Box 7173
Omaha, NE 68107
Award Notification, Recognition and Disbursement
Award recipients will be notified on or before July 31, 2012.
Award recipients will be recognized at the annual Latino Heritage Awards Banquet to be held October 11, 2012 at the Harper Center on the Creighton University campus. Each recipent will be provided two additional complimentary tickets for guests.
Scholarship money will be sent directly to the college or university that you’re attending upon receipt of verification of your enrollment.
More information on selection, notification, acceptance, and disbursement can be found here.