In 2006, the Barrientos Scholarship Foundation (BSF) awarded six scholarships. We now average fifteen scholarships awarded annually! That's a good start, but more can be done!
According to the Educational Achievement and the Successful Integration of Latinos in Nebraska study by OLLAS of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Latinos made up 8% of the state’s college-age population in 2000, but only 2.4% of students enrolled in higher education were Hispanic. And in 2003-2004, 73.4% of Hispanic students in the Omaha Public School District qualified for free or reduced-price lunches. There is a need, a financial need, to give back to our Latino youth.
How can you help us support our mission of providing financial support in the form of academic scholarships to area Latinos?
Contribute to our Scholarship Fund 100% of every donation goes directly into our scholarship fund to support future scholarships. Learn more about how you can contribute.
Our all-volunteer Board of Directors and staff want you to know that all donations go directly toward the funding of scholarships.