MANA Scholarship Program
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.
In 2010, MANA de San Diego established a “Named Scholarship” program. Scholarship donations of $1,000 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.
2020 Named Scholarships and Donors
An educated Latina is an empowered Latina.
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
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.