About the Scholarship

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 graduate of the St. Vrain Valley School District.
  • 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
  • Financial need
  • Community and school participation
  • Essay
  • GPA
  • Interview by HEF Board Members
  • Unique or extenuating circumstances 
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New Applicants

  1. Complete the local scholarship application form. Ask your high school counselor for an application packet or download the application below. 
  2. Attach an original essay
  3. Attach a copy of your school transcripts. Ask your counseling secretary for a copy of your transcript or print one out yourself from Infinite Campus.
  4. Include two letters of recommendation from school staff or an employer.  *TIP* Get a head start and ask people for letters of recommendation NOW.  
  5. Submit the complete application packet and attachments by the deadline to your school's Counseling Office by February 25, 2022.
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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 2015 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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