Application Process

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.

Application Packet

  • Complete Scholarship Application Form. (Applications for 2015-2016 will be available April 1, 2015.)
  • 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. 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 and a copy of SAT or ACT scores.

    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, 2014.

Mail to:
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, 2014.

  • Scholarship money will be sent directly to the college or university that you’re attending upon receipt of verification of your enrollment.

  • By December 31, 2014, award recipients must provide proof of enrollment at a college or university or scholarship will be revoked.

  • More information on selection, notification, acceptance, and disbursement can be found here.

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Key Dates / Quick Links
April 1, 2015
Application forms for 2015/2016 scholarships will be available.

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