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 $596,500 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 $1,650* 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 click on the donate button below.

*Includes at 10% administrative fee*

2022 Named Scholarships and Donors


An educated Latina is an empowered Latina.

The MANA de San Diego Scholarship has closed. Applicants will be notified end of May 2023. 

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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Other Scholarship Opportunities: 

Applications for the 2023-2024 academic school year will be accepted starting December 1, 2022. Due dates for the scholarships range from January  through August.

Applications for the Common Scholarship will be open from January 18, 2023 to March 8, 2023 2 pm PST. You can also find other San Diego Foundation and local scholarships.

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.