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How You Can Help

Sponsor a Scholar

Individuals, families or companies can make a more substantial difference by sponsoring a scholar. Participate in the selection process, receive updates from students and be recognized (if desired).
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Donate Now

Donations go toward keeping our scholarships available in all of our cities. Those wishing to make a contribution can do so via our secure online credit card service or by check.
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Become a Volunteer

Our volunteers contribute in a variety of ways. They select scholars, mentor students, raise money, plan events, work on national initiatives, and more.
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Recent Scholarship Winners

Diana Rivera
Diana Rivera
Denver
Jefferson High School
Community College of Denver
Diana moved from Mexico at age 15 to escape drug cartel dangers and had to learn English… Read more...

Michelle Diaz
Michelle Diaz
Los Angeles
Manual Arts High School
Univ. of California, Riverside
Growing up in a single parent household, Michelle frequently took responsibility for taking care of her two sisters… Read more...

Past Scholars —
Where Are They Now?

Thank you for the support you provided me during my time at California State University, Los Angeles, and for helping me to become the first one in my family to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. I got hired by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power a few weeks after finishing with school. My achievements were possible by your help and support. Thank you so much.

~ Jairo Guerrido, 2010 Winner
(Manual Arts High School, Los Angeles)

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