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.


The 2021 application period is between April 19, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. Central Time (CT) and July 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (CT).


¿Quieres ser parte de este desafío? By applying for our scholarship, you could receive one of twenty five $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 2020 Scholarship Recipients! 


Kaytlin Alzugaray
Miami, FL


Josefina Baltazar
Bakersfield, CA
(Social Services)


Amanda Brambilia
Santa Cruz, CA


Celyn Bregio
Chicago, IL


Janet Carreno
Anaheim, CA


Camila Dominguez
Orlando, FL
(Mechanical Engineering)

Katherine Escobar
Alhambra, CA
(Physical Therapy)


Valeria Lisset Leal
Laredo, TX
(Business Administration)


Ariana Isabel Luna
Donna, TX
(Mexican American Studies)

Stefany Marjani
Miami, FL


Frida Galilea Mendez-Arce
Porterville, CA
(Public Administration)


Carlos Manuel Moya Ramirez
Hialeah, FL
(Computer Science)


Mario Munoz
Lake Elsinore, CA


Nanette Perez
Bakersfield, CA


Nathaly Ruiz
San Diego, CA
(Mental Health)


Angelica Ruvalcaba
Round Rock, TX


Walter Solorzano
Norwalk, CA


Helen Franchesca Umana
Van Nuys,CA  


Nicholas Valencia Diaz
Miami, FL


Rosanna Villar
Kerman, CA
(Mental Health)



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