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?
Banquet sponsorship Opportunities include corporate sponsorship, media/advertising, and major contributions to the event. In return for your donation, you will receive recognition in all promotional material as well as the night of the event. Contact us to find out more.
Scholarship sponsor For a cash donation of $500 or more a scholarship will be awarded in your name or the name of your organization. Learn more about funding a scholarship.
Contribute to our Scholarship Fund Can't commit to $500?. That's okay! We'd appreciate donations of any amount! 100% of every donation goes directly into our scholarship fund to support future scholarships. Learn more about how you can contribute.
Attend our banquet Enjoy an evening of celebration and festivities honoring community leaders and our scholarship recipients at our annual banquet.
Our all-volunteer Board of Directors and staff want you to know that all donations go directly toward the funding of scholarships.