Each year, as part of our mission to improve the academic achievement of Hispanics in Greater Cleveland, Esperanza grants scholarships to students entering or continuing their college education.
Since awarding our first college scholarship in 1983, the number of Hispanic students enrolling in college has grown. The number of scholarships granted is based on scholarship dollars raised each year with our most recent scholarship class consisting of 107 deserving and dedicated students. Our scholarship recipients attend a variety of institutions from local schools in Cleveland and southern Ohio to schools in New York, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, and more. All scholarships are provided through generous sponsorships from local businesses, organizations, and private donors.
Over the years, this scholarship celebration has turned into our annual Fiesta of Hope luncheon, which, in addition to presenting the year’s scholarship recipients, serves as an important fundraiser for Esperanza. The event features personal stories from selected scholarship recipients, Esperanza staff and board, and a presentation of the recipients.
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Eligibility criteria for applicants graduating high school:
Renewing process for current scholarship recipients:
If you received the Esperanza scholarship last year, you are eligible to apply to renew your scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year.
To be eligible to apply, you MUST meet the following criteria:
** Keep in mind that your scholarship renewal is contingent upon funding and your award amount may differ from last year.
General information for ALL applicants:
Application process: Online ONLY at our Scholarships > Apply page.
Deadline - Thursday, February 1, 2018 to Friday, March 23, 2018
Finalists receive confirmation email to schedule personal interview
- Monday, April 9, 2018 to Friday, April 13, 2018
- Saturday, May 5, 2018 OR Saturday, May 12, 2018
Final notification email to scholarship winners
- Monday, May 21, 2018 to Friday, May 25, 2018
Fiesta of Hope Luncheon
- Friday, June 22, 2018