Scholarship

Information

Donations Make A difference

To provide support and encourage Hispanics to continue their higher education, The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber provides annual scholarship awards to qualifying applicants. Since 1996, the Hispanic Chamber has awarded over $2 million in individually and corporate sponsored scholarships, to 794 Latino students throughout Oregon and SW Washington.

The Hispanic Chamber is a 501c3, non-profit organization. The federal identification number is: 93-1156358.

Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund

As a result of support from the Hispanic Chamber, the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF), Meyer Memorial Trust, and individual donors, the Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund was established as an endowment at OCF to provide a long-term source of college scholarship for Latino students. 

 To make a donation to the Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund, please contact the Oregon Community Foundation at 503-227-6846 or email giftplanning@oregoncf.org.

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The Statistics

According to the 2010 U. S. Census, the number of Latinos in the U.S. has increased by over 57% during the last decade. In Oregon, the number of Latinos has increased by over 236% between 1990 and 2006. Latinos now represent 12% of our state population. As the Latino population increases in Oregon, education remains a key issue. Nationally and locally, Latinos have the highest drop out rate. In Oregon, 13% of Latino students leave high school compared to 6.3% for all Oregonians.

Despite the high drop out rate, the number of Latinos attending college has shown increases, but the percentage of Latino students attending college is still less than the general population (20% for Hispanics vs. 37% for the general population). An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education identifies family income as a major obstacle to Hispanic college success.

Today, one of every four new workers entering the labor force is Hispanic. An educated Hispanic population is fundamental to the future productivity our local and national economy. For this reason, the Hispanic Chamber has chosen to support Latino students that are continuing their higher education.

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Scholarship Pledge

Thank you for your pledge of support. Your actions make it possible for the Hispanic Chamber to provide time and resources for current and future scholars. To finalize your pledge, please follow the link below to submit payment. If you prefer, you can complete payment offline.

pay offline

Complete your pledge by sending payment to the following address.

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber

PO Box 1837

Portland, OR 97207

Application

General Requirements

  • Applicant must be of Hispanic ancestry, permanently residing in Oregon or Clark County, Washington
  • Applicant must be currently attending a high school in Oregon or Clark County, Washington or have attended a high school in Oregon OR Clark County, Washington and currently enrolled in an accredited college.
  • Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA as evidenced by a high school or college transcript.
  • Applicants will be evaluated on academics, extra-curricular activities, community service, written essays, and letters of recommendation.
  • Applicant must be enrolled by September 2017 in an accredited community college, 4 year college or university, or accredited graduate degree program.

Apply Now

The 2017 Scholarship is now open. Click on the button below to start your online application. All submissions must be received by January 29, 2017. Please email any questions to scholarship@hmccoregon.com or call (503) 222-0280

Recipients

Get to know the proud recipients of this year's Hispanic Scholarship funds. Find information about the scholarship above and get to know the companies that make it possible in the donors section.

Noe Alonso

Noe Alonso

Business Portland
Luis Pablo Alvarez

Luis Pablo Alvarez

Pre-Law Hillsboro
Juan Arenas

Juan Arenas

Engineering Portland
Nicolle Asencio

Nicolle Asencio

Health / Nursing Portland
Martha Beserra

Martha Beserra

Health Redmond
Sofia Blanco-Mills

Sofia Blanco-Mills

Health Salem
Danae Brown

Danae Brown

Counseling Vancouver
Ariel Carter-Rodriguez

Ariel Carter-Rodriguez

Education Portland
Jocksana Corona

Jocksana Corona

Counseling / Human Services Talent
Araceli Cortes Rodriguez

Araceli Cortes Rodriguez

Education Salem
Dominique Cruz-Reyes

Dominique Cruz-Reyes

Health Gresham
Edna Fernandez Hernandez

Edna Fernandez Hernandez

Health Vancouver
Marta Gamez

Marta Gamez

Health / Counseling / Communications The Dalles
Mariana Garcia Medina

Mariana Garcia Medina

Political Science Tigard
Gonzalo Garcia Reyes

Gonzalo Garcia Reyes

Pre-Law Salem
Cristina Garcia Toche

Cristina Garcia Toche

Health / Social Science Hood River
Gabriella Garcia

Gabriella Garcia

Business / Marketing Beaverton
Miguel Angel Gaspar Marquez

Miguel Angel Gaspar Marquez

Engineering New Port
Isidro Gonzalez

Isidro Gonzalez

Pre-Medicine Corvallis
Silvia Gonzalez

Silvia Gonzalez

Communications Beaverton
Vanessa Hernandez Zepeda

Vanessa Hernandez Zepeda

Health Brookings
Ireli Hernandez

Ireli Hernandez

Health Medford
Carlos Hernandez-Morfin

Carlos Hernandez-Morfin

Pre-Medicine Aloha
Arianna Kahler-Quesada

Arianna Kahler-Quesada

Biochemistry / Biophysics Gresham
Sofia Kahler-Quesada

Sofia Kahler-Quesada

Health / Pre-Law Gresham
Michael Larios-Grave

Michael Larios-Grave

Engineering Portland
Jenny Leon-Perez

Jenny Leon-Perez

Health Salem
Denise Lopez

Denise Lopez

Engineering / Environmental Science Gresham
Joaquin Lopez

Joaquin Lopez

Counseling Portland
Silvia Maciel

Silvia Maciel

Health Hood River
Paola Maravilla

Paola Maravilla

Business Woodburn
Bertha Martinez Mulet

Bertha Martinez Mulet

Health / International Relations Portland
Julia Martinez-Plancarte

Julia Martinez-Plancarte

Pre-Law Newberg
Alannah Maynez

Alannah Maynez

Mathematics Lake Oswego
Cassandra Morado

Cassandra Morado

Nursing Tigard
Luis Morales

Luis Morales

Health / Dental Mt. Angel
Diana Peinado

Diana Peinado

Business Gresham
Adriana Peredo

Adriana Peredo

Business Portland
Alex Perez

Alex Perez

Social Work Portland
Marinda Peters

Marinda Peters

Counseling Forest Grove
Emmanuel Robles-Ortiz

Emmanuel Robles-Ortiz

Engineering Hood River
Michael Rodriguez Fernandez

Michael Rodriguez Fernandez

Engineering Bend
Keilah Romero

Keilah Romero

Health Toutdale
Gabriel Rowell-Guerrero

Gabriel Rowell-Guerrero

Health Portland
Joe Santos

Joe Santos

Engineering Woodburn
Karen Sayago Sanchez

Karen Sayago Sanchez

Health Cornelius
Wendy Serrano

Wendy Serrano

Business Portland
Isabel Solano

Isabel Solano

Biochemistry Newport
Richard Topete

Richard Topete

Health Gresham
Adriana Valencia-Mendez

Adriana Valencia-Mendez

Health Vancouver
Mario Valenzuela

Mario Valenzuela

Health Vacnouver
Carlos Villagomez

Carlos Villagomez

Engineering Willsonville
Yoselin Viramontes Gamboa

Yoselin Viramontes Gamboa

Criminology/ Criminal Justice Redmond
Erika Viveros-Leon

Erika Viveros-Leon

Health Beaverton
Antonia Washington

Antonia Washington

Sociology Portland

College Aid Links

The good folks at the Chamber have taken some time to gather a wide array of useful resources for prospective college students. Take a look at what we have listed and let us know of any resources that we should add to the list.

Scholarship Donors

A special thanks to the companies and indvidual contributors for investing in Oregon's future. If you are interested in supporting the Hispanic scholarship please donate via the form on this page or reach out to the Chamber staff for more information.

AAA of Oregon

AAA of Oregon·

Advanced Wealth Management

Advanced Wealth Management·

Albina Community Bank

Albina Community Bank·

BCI Group

BCI Group·

BPA

BPA·

Barran Liebman Attorneys

Barran Liebman Attorneys·

Bertha Ferran & Friends

Bertha Ferran & Friends·

Bobadilla Law

Bobadilla Law·

Carol T. Rolph Memorial

Carol T. Rolph Memorial·

Cascade Centers Incorporated

Cascade Centers Incorporated·

Central Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund

Central Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund·

Columbia

Columbia·

Elyon International

Elyon International·

Enterprise

Enterprise·

Fred Meyer

Fred Meyer·

Garcia Seabold Investments

Garcia Seabold Investments·

HMC Board

HMC Board·

HMC Leadership Class 1-10

HMC Leadership Class 1-10·

Hampton Affiliates

Hampton Affiliates·

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber·

Howard S. Wright

Howard S. Wright·

Jim & Jennifer Mark

Jim & Jennifer Mark·

Ken & Roma Vigil

Ken & Roma Vigil·

La Jarochita

La Jarochita·

Lara Media Services

Lara Media Services·

Law Offices of Wendy Squires, P.C.

Law Offices of Wendy Squires, P.C.·

Legacy Health

Legacy Health·

MODA Health

MODA Health·

Martha & Ken Thrasher

Martha & Ken Thrasher·

NW Natural

NW Natural·

OnPoint Community Credit Union

OnPoint Community Credit Union·

Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon Health & Science University·

Oregon Hispanic Bar Association

Oregon Hispanic Bar Association·

Oregon State Bar

Oregon State Bar·

P&C Construction

P&C Construction·

PMG

PMG·

Pacific Power

Pacific Power·

Port of Portland

Port of Portland·

Portland General Electric

Portland General Electric·

Portland'5 Center for the Arts

Portland'5 Center for the Arts·

Providence Health & Services

Providence Health & Services·

Ralph & Bunny Schlesinger Foundation

Ralph & Bunny Schlesinger Foundation·

Rhonnda & Ricky Edmiston

Rhonnda & Ricky Edmiston·

Scotts & Linda Andrews

Scotts & Linda Andrews·

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.·

Town & Country

Town & Country·

Travel Portland

Travel Portland·

Turner

Turner·

Venezuela's Voice in Oregon

Venezuela's Voice in Oregon·

Walsh Construction

Walsh Construction·

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo·

Wieden + Kennedy

Wieden + Kennedy·

Zavala Corporation

Zavala Corporation·