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Salvadoran American Leadership & Educational Fund

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"20 Years of Fulfilling Dreams and Empowering Communities"

Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship Fund

SALEF's "Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship" fund is making higher education a reality for Central American and Latino students, including AB 540 students, with over 1,000 scholarships provided since 1998. SALEF's "Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship" Fund offers financial assistance and support to undergraduate, graduate and professional students, often making the difference in whether a student can attend college or not.

The Scholarships are open to all qualifying students regardless of immigration status. SALEF promotes giving back to our communities, thus scholarship recipients are expected to complete community service hours and receipt of the scholarship award is dependent on completion of their pledge.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

Be of Central American or other Latino ethnicityDemonstrate proven financial needPossess a minimum 2.5 GPADemonstrate a history of community involvement

Applicants must be either:

A) Graduating High School seniors

B) Current undergraduate, graduate, medical, MPH, MD, or Dentistry

C) Community college students

D) Vocational/Trade school

Applicants must be:

A) Students working towards an Associate Degree in Nursing (AND) to become LicensedVocational Nursing (LVN) or license Practical

Nursing (LPN)

B) Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) to become a Registered Nurse (RN)

C) Medical School, School of Dentistry, Pharmaceutical School, Master Degree Nursing (MSN) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

Only students from the Los Angeles Area (Specifically Pico Union, South Los Angeles, Central LA, and surrounding schools) may apply

Contact Information:

Current Scholarships

Lea Gonzalez, Civic Engagement & Scholarship Programs Coordinator

Email: Office: (213) 480-1052

Health Career Scholarship: Scholarships are offered to students pursuing health related fields. This includes graduating high school seniors, community colleges, vocational/ trade schools, undergraduate, students pursuing a Master in Public Health (MPH) and students in Medical and/or Dentistry schools. Scholarship money is generously provided by The California Wellness Foundation.


August 10th, 2015