Scholarship

Information

Donations Make A difference

To provide support and encourage Hispanics to continue their higher education, The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber provides annual scholarship awards to qualifying applicants. Since 1996, the Hispanic Chamber has awarded over $2 million in individually and corporate sponsored scholarships, to 794 Latino students throughout Oregon and SW Washington.

The Hispanic Chamber is a 501c3, non-profit organization. The federal identification number is: 93-1156358.

Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund

As a result of support from the Hispanic Chamber, the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF), Meyer Memorial Trust, and individual donors, the Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund was established as an endowment at OCF to provide a long-term source of college scholarship for Latino students. 

 To make a donation to the Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund, please contact the Oregon Community Foundation at 503-227-6846 or email giftplanning@oregoncf.org.

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The Statistics

According to the 2010 U. S. Census, the number of Latinos in the U.S. has increased by over 57% during the last decade. In Oregon, the number of Latinos has increased by over 236% between 1990 and 2006. Latinos now represent 12% of our state population. As the Latino population increases in Oregon, education remains a key issue. Nationally and locally, Latinos have the highest drop out rate. In Oregon, 13% of Latino students leave high school compared to 6.3% for all Oregonians.

Despite the high drop out rate, the number of Latinos attending college has shown increases, but the percentage of Latino students attending college is still less than the general population (20% for Hispanics vs. 37% for the general population). An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education identifies family income as a major obstacle to Hispanic college success.

Today, one of every four new workers entering the labor force is Hispanic. An educated Hispanic population is fundamental to the future productivity our local and national economy. For this reason, the Hispanic Chamber has chosen to support Latino students that are continuing their higher education.

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Scholarship Pledge

Thank you for your pledge of support. Your actions make it possible for the Hispanic Chamber to provide time and resources for current and future scholars. To finalize your pledge, please follow the link below to submit payment. If you prefer, you can complete payment offline.

pay offline

Complete your pledge by sending payment to the following address.

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber

PO Box 1837

Portland, OR 97207

Application

General Requirements

  • Applicant must be of Hispanic ancestry, permanently residing in Oregon or Clark County, Washington
  • Applicant must be currently attending a high school in Oregon or Clark County, Washington or have attended a high school in Oregon OR Clark County, Washington and currently enrolled in an accredited college.
  • Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA as evidenced by a high school or college transcript.
  • Applicants will be evaluated on academics, extra-curricular activities, community service, written essays, and letters of recommendation.
  • Applicant must be enrolled by September 2017 in an accredited community college, 4 year college or university, or accredited graduate degree program.

Apply Now

The 2017 Scholarship is now open. Click on the button below to start your online application. All submissions must be received by January 29, 2017. Please email any questions to scholarship@hmccoregon.com or call (503) 222-0280

Recipients

Get to know the proud recipients of this year's Hispanic Scholarship funds. Find information about the scholarship above and get to know the companies that make it possible in the donors section.

Richard Topete

Richard Topete

Health Gresham
Erika Viveros-Leon

Erika Viveros-Leon

Nursing Beaverton
Carlos Villagomez

Carlos Villagomez

Engineering Wilsonville
Katarina Veliz

Katarina Veliz

Health Woodburn
Valeria Vasquez-Trejo

Valeria Vasquez-Trejo

Health Silverton
Diana Tuz-Bojorquez

Diana Tuz-Bojorquez

Business Portland
Yeny Soler Sandino

Yeny Soler Sandino

Pre-Law Portland
Julissa Tinoco

Julissa Tinoco

Business Newberg
Eric Sosa-Lesso

Eric Sosa-Lesso

Engineering Portland
Nina Sandoval

Nina Sandoval

Education Portland
Rosario Romero

Rosario Romero

Pre-Law The Dalles
Keilah Romero

Keilah Romero

Health Troutdale
Gabriel Rojas

Gabriel Rojas

Engineering Stanfield
Estefania Ramos Torres

Estefania Ramos Torres

Health Salem
Yenifer Ramirez Gonzalez

Yenifer Ramirez Gonzalez

Engineering Madras
Brandy Quezada-Hermosillo

Brandy Quezada-Hermosillo

Health Irrigon
Adriana Peredo Ayala

Adriana Peredo Ayala

Business Portland
Nicolas Otasu

Nicolas Otasu

Health Vancouver
Alma Morales Galicia

Alma Morales Galicia

Business Portland
Cassandra Morado

Cassandra Morado

Nursing Tigard
Luz Mejia-Flores

Luz Mejia-Flores

Health Portland
Dario Mazariego Lopez

Dario Mazariego Lopez

Engineering Portland
Jessica Martinez-Medina

Jessica Martinez-Medina

Business Salem
Daniel Martinez Tovar

Daniel Martinez Tovar

Business Portland
Ameyalli Manon-Ferguson

Ameyalli Manon-Ferguson

Fisheries & Wildlife Salem
Jessica Lira

Jessica Lira

Health Vancouver
Keyla Leyva-Francisco

Keyla Leyva-Francisco

Business Portland
Michael Larios-Grave

Michael Larios-Grave

Engineering Portland
Sofia Kahler-Quesada

Sofia Kahler-Quesada

Health Gresham
Noe Jines Garcia

Noe Jines Garcia

Health Mount Angel
Carlos Hernandez-Morfin

Carlos Hernandez-Morfin

Pre-Med Aloha
Gabriela Hernandez Duran

Gabriela Hernandez Duran

Health Hillsboro
Antonio Hernandez Caballero

Antonio Hernandez Caballero

Business Gresham
Abigail Herbert

Abigail Herbert

Health Milwaukie
Miguel Angel Gaspar Marquez

Miguel Angel Gaspar Marquez

Engineering Newport
Thalia Garcia-Aguilar

Thalia Garcia-Aguilar

Education Hillsboro
Monica Garcia

Monica Garcia

Health Gresham
Michelle Garcia

Michelle Garcia

Health Gresham
Marta Gamez

Marta Gamez

Communications The Dalles
Omar Dominguez

Omar Dominguez

Health Madras
Dominique Cruz-Reyes

Dominique Cruz-Reyes

Health Gresham
Araceli Cruz

Araceli Cruz

Education Portland
Carolina Cortes

Carolina Cortes

Counseling Molalla
Jocksana Corona

Jocksana Corona

Counseling Talent
Juan Constantino

Juan Constantino

Business Canby
Luis Chaparro

Luis Chaparro

Central Point Engineering
Diana Cervantes

Diana Cervantes

Education Aurora
Jazmin Calderon-Arreola

Jazmin Calderon-Arreola

Health Portland
Danae Brown

Danae Brown

Counseling Vancouver
Luis Bonilla

Luis Bonilla

Business Portland
Sofia Blanco-Mills

Sofia Blanco-Mills

Health Salem
Lauren Barraza

Lauren Barraza

Business Adrian
Luis Ayala Rangel

Luis Ayala Rangel

Health Medford
Luis Pablo Alvarez

Luis Pablo Alvarez

Pre-Law Hillsboro
Amy Alvarado-Martinez

Amy Alvarado-Martinez

Education Portland
Vanessa Aguirre

Vanessa Aguirre

Health Madras

College Aid Links

The good folks at the Chamber have taken some time to gather a wide array of useful resources for prospective college students. Take a look at what we have listed and let us know of any resources that we should add to the list.

Scholarship Donors

A special thanks to the companies and indvidual contributors for investing in Oregon's future. If you are interested in supporting the Hispanic scholarship please donate via the form on this page or reach out to the Chamber staff for more information.

AAA of Oregon

AAA of Oregon·

Advanced Wealth Management

Advanced Wealth Management·

Albina Community Bank

Albina Community Bank·

BCI Group

BCI Group·

Bertha Ferran & Friends

Bertha Ferran & Friends·

Bobadilla Law

Bobadilla Law·

Carol T. Rolph Memorial

Carol T. Rolph Memorial·

Cascade Centers Incorporated

Cascade Centers Incorporated·

Enterprise

Enterprise·

Fred Meyer

Fred Meyer·

Garcia Seabold Investments

Garcia Seabold Investments·

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber·

Howard S. Wright

Howard S. Wright·

Columbia

Columbia·

Jim & Jennifer Mark

Jim & Jennifer Mark·

Ken & Roma Vigil

Ken & Roma Vigil·

Lara Media Services

Lara Media Services·

MODA Health

MODA Health·

Legacy Health

Legacy Health·

OnPoint Community Credit Union

OnPoint Community Credit Union·

NW Natural

NW Natural·

Martha & Ken Thrasher

Martha & Ken Thrasher·

Gerardo Ochoa & Nancy Ramirez Arriaga

Gerardo Ochoa & Nancy Ramirez Arriaga·

Clark County Youth Conference

Clark County Youth Conference·

Gustavo Soares

Gustavo Soares·

Elyon International

Elyon International·

Oregon Hispanic Bar Association

Oregon Hispanic Bar Association·

PMG

PMG·

Oregon State Bar

Oregon State Bar·

P&C Construction

P&C Construction·

Pacific Power

Pacific Power·

Port of Portland

Port of Portland·

Portland General Electric

Portland General Electric·

Portland '5 Centers for the Arts

Portland '5 Centers for the Arts·

Rhonnda & Ricky Edmiston

Rhonnda & Ricky Edmiston·

Scotts & Linda Andrews

Scotts & Linda Andrews·

Squires Law Office, P.C.

Squires Law Office, P.C.·

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.·

Travel Portland

Travel Portland·

Turner Construction

Turner Construction·

Walsh Construction

Walsh Construction·

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo·

Wieden + Kennedy

Wieden + Kennedy·

Zavala Corporation

Zavala Corporation·

Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon Health & Science University·

United Way of the Columbia

United Way of the Columbia·

LULAC #47013

LULAC #47013·

Venezuela's Voice in Oregon

Venezuela's Voice in Oregon·

HMC Leadership Class 10

HMC Leadership Class 10·

Leadership Classes 1, 4, 5 & 8

Leadership Classes 1, 4, 5 & 8·

Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers·

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers·

Environmental Science Associates

Environmental Science Associates·

La Jarochita

La Jarochita·