2020 Application period ended July 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CT.  Scholarship Recipients will be announced in September 2020.


Café Bustelo® aims to invest in the Latino community by awarding scholarships to those who seek better futures for themselves, their families and their communities. We’re looking for motivated college students with a passion for community involvement and furthering their education.

¿Quieres ser parte de este desafío? By applying for our scholarship, you could receive one of twenty $5,000 scholarships at any HACU-member institution!

Open to the following:

  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate students of Latino descent - Open to all majors  
  • Must be 18 years or older 
  • Currently enrolled at a HACU-member institution within the United States, D.C. and Puerto Rico.
  • Internet access and a valid e-mail address are required to apply.


How to Apply:

Go to to access the online application and guidelines.


Write an essay of 800 words or less (English or Spanish) on the following topic:

Describe how your Latino heritage, family and the community in which you grew up have impacted your desire and motivation to obtain a college degree. Additionally, describe what you intend to accomplish with your degree and how you will give back to your community.

iMucha suerte!




Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Recipients! 


Jessica Robles
Ventura, CA


Amanda Amaya
Houston, TX


Christopher Cousins
San Diego, CA
(Wildlife Sciences)


Angelica Dominguz
Ciudad de Obregon, Estado de Sonora


Sasha Villagrana
Chicago, IL


Itza Hernandez
Bayamon, PR


Janice Reyes
San Antonio, TX


Eric Ortega Rodriguez
Kerrville, TX


Raul Villar 
Kerman, CA


Daniel Ordaz
Pembroke Pines, FL
(Political Science)


Emma Perez
Houston, TX
(Higher Education)


Ernesto Rodriguez
Atlanta, GA
(Public Health)


Ashlynn Ramirez
Corning, CA


Tiffany Uribe
Fresno, CA​​​​​​​
(Clinical Psychology)

Luis Moreno
Hamburg, PA​​​​​​​
(Industrial/Organizational Psychology)


Lina Goggins Rendon
Berkeley, CA ​​​​​​​
(Fine Arts)


Paola Castillo
Santa Clarita, CA​​​​​​​


Susan Cadena
Laredo, TX​​​​​​​


Marcelo Silva
Orlando, FL​​​​​​​


Rosemarie Martinez Borrero
Carolina, PR​​​​​​​



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