MANA Scholarship Program

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Opening Educational Doors. Breaking Down Financial Barriers

The MANA de San Diego Scholarship Program enables exceptional Latinas to continue the journey toward success, leadership and empowerment by providing financial assistance when enrolled in an institution of higher learning.

Annually, MANA awards $30,000 to $40,000 in financial support to a wide range of worthy students. From community college students on the road to a Bachelor’s Degree to doctoral candidates on the verge of a Ph.D. MANA has awarded $518,500 in scholarships to date.

MANA Scholarship recipients are selected based on a number of academic and non-academic factors. These factors include leadership, community engagement, educational and professional goals, financial need and special circumstances. Scholarships are awarded and recipients and their families celebrated at an annual Scholarship Reception.

MANA continues its support of the Hermanitas Youth Mentorship Program, by awarding qualified Hermanitas graduates with first year college scholarships.

Named Scholarships

In 2010, MANA de San Diego established a “Named Scholarship” program. Scholarship donations of $1,100 or more can be made on behalf on an individual, family trust or company. Named Scholarships can also be awarded toward the pursuit of a specific degree. A MANA Named Scholarship is a unique and meaningful way to leave a legacy. For more information on the Named Scholarship Program, please download the MANA request letter and pledge form.

2021 Named Scholarships and Donors


An educated Latina is an empowered Latina.

Scholarship Application

Please check back in Winter for the 2021-2022 Scholarship application.

Scholarship History

Established in 1991 to honor the memory of Sylvia Chavez, a gifted and devoted MANA de San Diego volunteer, Sylvia understood higher education is a key to achieving equal participation in the social, educational and economic arenas.

Corporate Scholarship Sponsors


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Applications for the 2021-2022 academic school year will be accepted starting December 1, 2020. Due dates for the scholarships range from January 8, 2021 through August 16, 2021.

Help us help Latinas achieve success

Together, through our mentorship programs, scholarships and leadership events, we can make a positive difference in the Latino community.