The Latina girls enrolled in the Mentoring Program provided by the nonprofit organization MANA de North County San Diego are primarily first-generation college students from low-income working families, mostly Spanish-speaking (the girls are fluent in English, though). The girls receive coaching and preparation for college beginning in 7th grade and continuing through high school. The lessons also include character development, leadership development, health (especially diabetes prevention), cultural identity, self-advocacy, etc. It is a culturally-appropriate whole-person curriculum which has won national awards.
These scholarships are designated for the girls who will be studying at a 4-year university and the scholarship amounts vary depending on the cost of the college or university.
Scholarships will be awarded at the end of May, 2022