SALEF's "Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship" fund is making higher education a reality for Central American and Latino students, including AB 540 students, with approximately 750 scholarships provided since 1998. SALEF's "Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship" Fund offers financial assistance and support to undergraduate, graduate and professional students, often making the difference in whether a student can attend college or not.
The Scholarships are open to all qualifying students regardless of immigration status. SALEF promotes giving back to our communities, thus scholarship recipients are expected to complete community service hours and receipt of the scholarship award is dependent on completion of their pledge.
Health Career Scholarship: Scholarships are offered to students pursuing health related fields. This includes graduating high school seniors, community colleges, vocational/ trade schools, undergraduate, students pursuing a Master in Public Health (MPH) and students in Medical and/or Dentistry schools. Scholarship money is generously provided by The California Wellness Foundation.
High school Student Scholarship: Graduating High school seniors are eligible to apply for SALEF Scholarship regardless of their field of study and the educational institution they decide to attend after high school. Scholarship money is generously provided by the College Access Foundation of California (CAFC)
Eligibility Criteria Applicants must:
Applicants must be of Central American or other Latino ethnicity
Applicants must demonstrate proven financial need
Applicants must possess a minimum 2.5 GPA
Applicants must demonstrate a history of community involvement
Applicants must be either:
a) Graduating High School seniors
b) Current undergraduate, graduate and professional students
c) Community college students (must be AB540)
d) Vocational/Trade school (must be pursuing a health related field)
We prioritize in low income students that reside and study in either one of the following areas:
a) Greater Los Angeles Area
(Specifically South Central Los Angeles, Pico Union-Central LA, East Los Angeles)
b) San Fernando Valley
c) San Francisco/Bay Area
- Mexican American
- Puerto Rican