Scholarship


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.

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.

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.

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 2018 in an accredited community college, 4 year college or university, or accredited graduate degree program.

Apply Now

The 2018 Scholarship is now open. Click on the button below to start your online application. All submissions must be received by January 31, 2018. 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
Business
Portland


Luis Pablo Alvarez
Pre-Law
Hillsboro

Juan Arenas
Engineering
Portland

Nicolle Asencio
Health/Nursing
Portland

Martha Beserra
Health
Redmond

Sofia Blanco-Mills
Health
Salem

Danae Brown
Counseling
Vancouver

Ariel Carter-Rodriguez
Education
Portland

Jocksana Corona
Counseling / Human Services
Talent

Araceli Cortes Rodriguez
Education
Salem

Dominique Cruz-Reyes
Health
Gresham

Edna Fernandez Hernandez
Health
Vancouver

Marta Gamez
Health / Counseling / Communications
The Dalles

Mariana Garcia Medina
Political Science
Tigard

Gonzalo Garcia Reyes
Pre-Law
Salem

Cristina Garcia Toche
Health / Social Science
Hood River

Gabriella Garcia
Business / Marketing
Beaverton

Miguel Angel Gaspar Marquez
Engineering
Newport

Isidro Gonzalez
Pre-Medicine
Corvallis

Silvia Gonzalez
Communications
Beaverton

Vanessa Hernandez Zepeda
Health
Brookings

Ireli Hernandez
Health
Medford

Carlos Hernandez-Morfin
Pre-Medicine
Aloha

Arianna Kahler-Quesada
Biochemistry / Biophysics
Gresham

Sofia Kahler-Quesada
Health / Pre-Law
Gresham

Michael Larios-Grave
Engineering
Portland

Jenny Leon-Perez
Health
Salem

Denise Lopez
Engineering / Environmental Science
Gresham

Joaquin Lopez
Counseling
Portland

Silvia Maciel
Health
Hood River

Paola Maravilla
Business
Woodburn

Bertha Martinez Mulet
Health / International Relations
Portland

Julia Martinez-Plancarte
Pre-Law
Newberg

Alannah Maynez
Mathematics
Lake Oswego

Cassandra Morado
Nursing
Tigard

Luis Morales
Health / Dental
Mt. Angel

Diana Peinado
Business
Gresham

Adriana Peredo
Business
Portland

Alex Perez
Social Work
Portland

Marinda Peters
Counseling
Forest Grove

Emmanuel Robles-Ortiz
Engineering
Hood River

Michael Rodriguez Fernandez
Engineering
Bend

Keilah Romero
Health
Toutdale

Gabriel Rowell-Guerrero
Health
Portland

Joe Santos
Engineering
Woodburn

Karen Sayago Sanchez
Health
Cornelius

Wendy Serrano
Business
Portland

Isabel Solano
Biochemistry
Newport

Richard Topete
Health
Gresham

Adriana Valencia-Mendez
Health
Vancouver

Mario Valenzuela
Health
Vancouver

Carlos Villagomez
Engineering
Willsonville

Yoselin Viramontes Gamboa
Criminology/ Criminal Justice
Redmond

Erika Viveros-Leon
Health
Beaverton

Antonia Washington
Sociology
Portland

Scholarship Donors

A special thanks to the companies and individual contributors for investing in Oregon’s future. If you are interested in supporting the Hispanic scholarship please donate via the donations page above or reach out to the Chamber staff for more information.
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