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Video testimonial featuring past MANA scholarship recipient.
The MANA de San Diego Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to Latinas enrolled in community college or university. Scholarships are granted to qualified applicants pursuing a Bachelor degree through doctoral programs. About $30,000 in scholarships are awarded yearly. Recipients are selected based on academic and non-academic criteria of the applicant including: leadership, community involvement, educational aspirations, career goals, grade point average, special circumstances, and financial need.
In an effort to promote higher education within the Hermanitas® Program, qualified Hermanita graduates are awarded first year college scholarships. A special Scholarship Reception is held annually to recognize the Scholarship recipients and their families. Since its inception, MANA de San Diego has awarded 414 scholarships totaling $397,500 to deserving Latinas in our community for community college through doctoral programs. Each year, we continue to honor exceptional role models.
Leave a legacy through named scholarships In 2010, MANA de San Diego launched the new “Named” scholarship opportunity. Donate $1,000 or more in your name, family trust or company name to a worthy student. Named scholarships can be specific toward a specific degree. For more information, please download the request letter and the pledge form.
2014 Named scholarships and donors: Anonymous, Dr. Patricia Cantero, Cox Cares Foundation, "Jose Luis Wiarco Scholarship" from Michael & Dolores Dweck, Norma Jasso, "Margaret S. Villegas Scholarship" from Lolita Lizarraga & Dr. Ana Navarro, Mission Federal Credit Union, "Dwight D. Opperman Scholarship" from Rose Reyes, "Jose Sanchez Scholarship" from Elisa Sanchez, "Rosa Cervantes & Carolina Sotelo Scholarship" from Alejandra Sotelo-Solis 2013 Named scholarships and donors: Dr. Patricia Cantero, "Margaret S. Villegas Scholarship" from Lolita Lizarraga, Rose Reyes, "Mission to Succeed Scholarship" from Mission Federal Credit Union.
For more information please contact the MANA office.
MANA scholarships are funded in part by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF). Created in 1992 as a private, independent foundation, TCWF's mission is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.
The MANA de San Diego Scholarship Program was established in 1991 in memory of Sylvia Chavez, a talented and tireless volunteer of MANA de San Diego. Sylvia Chavez was a woman who believed in the power of higher education as a means for Latinas to achieve equal participation in the social, educational, and economic arenas of this country.