EDUCATIONAL AWARDS for those who need it most

Many college-bound Hispanic men and women come from low-income families, and tuition rates for in-state students at public universities rose 296% between 1995 and 2015. Consequently, many students are forced to take on student loans to afford their degree, carrying steep minimum payments and interest rates that affect families for decades.

We're championing to improve these statistics:

  • As of 2014, among Latinos ages 25 to 29, just 15% of Hispanics have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Hispanic high school drop-out rates decreased from 32% in 2000 to 12% in 2014.
  • As of 2014, two-thirds of Latinos who graduated high school did not seek further education in order to financially support their loved ones.





MAVA's Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to:

  • High school seniors

  • Undergraduate students (all years)

  • Community college students transferring to four year universities

  • Graduate Students


Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.


  • Must be of Hispanic heritage

  • Be a high school or college graduate of the current year

  • Provide proof of enrollment Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)

  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)

  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)

DEADLINE: June 10, 2019