The MANA de San Diego – Sylvia Chavez Memorial Scholarships 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 $25,000 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 355 scholarships totaling $337,500 to deserving Latinas in our community for community college through doctoral programs. Each year, we continue to honor exceptional role models.