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Scholarship Fund

MANA de Albuquerque Scholarship Fund

MANA de Albuquerque Scholarship fund awards yearly scholarships of $1000 to Latinas in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties who are enrolled in an accredited college or university and who demonstrate a commitment to community service. Over $200,000 has been awarded since inception. 

Application Eligibility: Founded in 1974, MANA de Albuquerque has been actively involved in issues related to the advancement of Latinas by supporting access to higher education. MANA de Albuquerque’s scholarships are considered for Hispanic female applicants who meet all the following criteria:


  • Residing in Bernalillo or Sandoval counties

  • Enrolled or plan to be enrolled in an accredited college or university, by the start of the 2023-2024 academic year

  • Meet a Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) of 2.0 or higher

  • Demonstrate a commitment to community service

Application Instructions:

The following documents must be included in your packet at the time of submission.

  • Personal Profile (done through website)

  • Personal Statement (answer all 5 questions)

  • Two Letters of Reference

  • Unofficial High School, College or University Transcript


A scholarship committee, composed of MANA de Albuquerque members, reviews the application packets, evaluates the personal statements as well as the accuracy, completion and timely submission of the applications.  Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

Scholarship awards will be presented by MANA de Albuquerque at the Annual Scholarship Banquet.   Recipients will be notified of their selection the same month of the event.


The personal statement is a critical piece of the application. It is an opportunity for you to present yourself and your goals to the scholarship committee. Your Personal Statement should provide the scholarship committee with the following information:

  1. What does it mean for you to be Latina in New Mexico?

  2. Tell us about your life aspirations are.

  3. List your most proud accomplishment thus far.

  4. Please include school activities you participate in and/or volunteer community activities.

  5. Why should we select you to receive a scholarship?  Include-

    1. Statement of financial need,

    2. Parental financial support, scholarships/grants awarded or pending,


A scholarship applicant must include two letters of reference from individuals who can speak to any of the five questions answered in the personal statement. (Ex: School counselor, teacher, supervisor, mentor, employer).


Please provide a high school, or current college or university unofficial transcript. If the applicant is enrolling in a college or university for the first time (i.e. a high school senior or non-traditional student), a letter of acceptance from the college or university is acceptable in lieu of a transcript.


If selected as a scholarship recipient, scholarship funds will only be released upon proof of enrollment. An official copy of enrollment or course schedule is required.

2023 Scholarship Application

Preference is given to current graduating (high school) Hermanitas® and MANA de Albuquerque members with a minimum of two years membership in good standing. Undergraduate, non-traditional, and graduate students are eligible to apply. Applicants must be enrolled in school full-time during the award period. Scholarship funds may be used to cover any education or related costs (i.e. tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc.…).

Scholarship Application Deadline: March 30, 2023

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