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


  1. Complete the scholarship application form. You must have a Gmail account to complete this application.  If you do not have a Gmail account, please create one prior to completing the application.  
  2. Attach an original essay no longer than two pages.  The essay topic for 2022 is: "Tell us the story of who you are and how you plan to make a positive impact on our community and the world."
  3. Attach a copy of your high 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, an employer, or other community member. *TIP* Get a head start and ask people for letters of recommendation NOW and choose someone that knows you well. It is also helpful if you give the person a list of your accomplishments you would like them to speak about in their letter of reference.  
  5. Submit the complete application packet and attachments by February 28, 2022.  Late submissions will not be considered.
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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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