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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 undocumented students, with over 1,000 scholarships provided since 1998. This fund offers financial assistance and support to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students - often making the difference in whether a student can attend college at all. Scholarships are open to all qualifying students regardless of immigration status.


SALEF promotes giving back to our communities. Scholarship recipients are expected to complete a community engagement project with other scholarship recipients and receipt of the scholarship award is dependent on completion of their pledge.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be of Salvadoran or of other Latin(o/a/x) ethnicity.

  • Demonstrate proven financial need.

  • Possess a minimum 2.5 GPA.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to community involvement.

  • Demonstrate status as a full-time student:

    • Graduating high school seniors

    • Continuing community college, undergraduate, or graduate students.

    • Transferring community college students.

    • Vocational/trade school students.

    • 1st year graduate students.

  • Applicants must be

    • pursuing any associate degree

    • pursuing any bachelor's degree

    • pursuing a master's, J.D. or Ph.D.

  • Applicants must live or went to high school in the city of Los Angeles

    • **Note that there is a strong preference for applicants who live in Los Angeles council districts 1, 9 and 13**

    • Check your Council District and that of your high school at this following link: neighborhoodinfo.lacity.org


This year’s application deadline is May 1, 2019.

Link for application:


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