About the Scholarship

Recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship (based on eligibility) for their first year of studies and re-apply for a returning scholarship for three more years to total $2,500 over their four years of study.  The Hispanic Education Foundation Scholarship is not based solely on a student's grade point average (GPA) or their community service.  All students are encouraged to apply.  Applicants are not limited by race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.


To be eligible for the HEF scholarship, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a St. Vrain Valley School District graduate of the current school year 
  • Be accepted to an accredited college, university, or vocational school prior to receiving the award


Evaluation of all applicants is based on the following criteria:

  • Personal qualities and strengths
  • Essay
  • Financial need
  • Community and school participation
  • Unique or extenuating circumstances
  • GPA 
  • Preference given to first generation college students
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New Applicants - Closed

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Returning Applicants

Scholarship recipients are emailed in March of each year with instructions for how to re-apply for a HEF scholarship.  

Scholarship recipients from the Class of 2016 and beyond must re-apply and meet the following minimum criteria to be considered for a returning $500 scholarship.  They must also submit the proper items listed on the renewal form by the set deadline.  No late submissions will be accepted.

For questions, please contact the President of HEF at hefprez@gmail.com


  • 2.5 gpa or better
  • Copy of unofficial transcript
  • 1 letter of recommendation from a community member, professor, employer (may not be a relative)
  • 1 page letter telling HEF what you are doing, what you are studying and what you are involved in
  • Payment Request Form completed
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