Each year, a part of our mission is to improve the academic achievement of Hispanics in Greater Cleveland. Esperanza grants scholarships to students entering or continuing their college education.
The number of scholarships granted is based on scholarship dollars raised each year with our most recent scholarship class consisting of 100 deserving and dedicated students. Scholarship applicants are evaluated based on their academic achievements, quality of personal statements, recommendation letters, individual interviews, volunteerism, and family income.
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.
The deadline for application and all required documents is March 16, 2023.
For more information or questions, email us at [email protected]
Scholarship Application Qualifications
Renewal Applicants: If you received the Esperanza scholarship last year, you are eligible to apply to renew.***
**Esperanza reserves the right to evaluate special circumstances.
*** Please keep in mind that your scholarship renewal is contingent upon funding and your award amount may differ from last year.
Timeline for Applicants:
January 16, 2023 Application opens
March 16, 2023 - Application Deadline
May 24, 2023 – New Student /Parent Orientation session
For more information or questions, email Germaine at [email protected]