Scholarships

2016 Scholarship Now Open! Applications due by May 8th, 2016!

Los Hermanos de Stanford raise money throughout the year in order to fund the Los Hermanos de Stanford high School Scholarship fund. The scholarship is awarded to high school seniors in order to help fund their college finances. We believe that cost should not be a factor in whether or not a student should attend college.

This year our brotherhood will award several scholarships to outstanding Latino students graduating from high school with plans to attend any 2-year or 4-year institution of higher learning. Applicants will be judged on their contributions to the aforementioned guiding principles of our organization: academic excellence, community service, and cultural awareness. Financial need will be taken into account, along with many other important factors. The scholarship will not be disbursed until Los Hermanos de Stanford receives proof of enrollment. Attending Stanford University is NOT a requirement. Applicants of any gender and undocumented students are eligible for this award. Applicants attending school outside of California are eligible to apply. Thank you for your cooperation and good luck!

The scholarship requires two personal statements and letter of recommendation. Below are details:

Personal Statements

Please respond to BOTH of the following prompts SEPARATELY in 1000 (combined) words or less:
1. Describe how challenges and adversity you’ve faced have influenced your actions and goals, focusing on your decision to attend college.
2. Tell us how you incorporate the group’s pillars (Cultural Awareness, Academic Excellence, and Community Service) into your everyday life and how they shape you as a person.
Note: The specific questions should help you think and write about how you have participated in community service or cultural awareness activities and how those activities have shaped your life experience. If you are more comfortable writing in Spanish, feel free to do so.

Letter of Recommendation

We rely on recommendation letters to tell us more about your character. We require ONE recommendation that gives us an example of how your personal character actively displays the three pillars of Hermanos in your everyday life. We do not require the letter of reference to come from a school official or employee. We strongly encourage you to choose someone who has worked closely with you, whether it has been in the classroom, on a project, or as a volunteer. This letter may be typed en Español, if that proves more convenient for your reference.

Los Hermanos de Stanford scholarship is open for applications and will be due by May 8th. Please download the scholarship application in the link below:

Online Application Form (Scholarship Application Submission)

Online Letter of Recommendation Submission

You are welcome to submit your scholarship application via our online submission form above or by downloading the version that works for you and mailing it to the address below:

Download Application Here (PDF Version)

Download Application Here (Word .doc Version)

Los Hermanos de Stanford
Haas Center For Public Service
562 Salvatierra Walkway
Stanford, CA 94305

Any questions or comments about the application should be addressed to:

loshermanosscholarship@gmail.com