2019 Scholarship

The Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators (AHSIE) is pleased to announce we will award several scholarships for students to attend the 11th Annual AHSIE Best Practices Conference: “Institutionalizing Inclusive Support Systems for Latinx in Higher Education”. We are honored to be partnering with Riverside City College (RCC), part of Riverside Community College District (RCCD) as the co-host of this year’s conference, which will take place on the campus of Riverside City College (RCC) from April 14-17, 2019. Recipients will be selected based on the eligibility requirements and criteria as detailed below. The ideal candidate will demonstrate not only academic achievement, but also the potential for leadership and contribution to the community. By attending this conference, we hope to provide students the ability to broaden experiences, develop networks and foster mentorship possibilities with HSI designated campus professionals.

Application deadline: Monday, November 5, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. PST.



This scholarship will be awarded to first-generation students who are enrolled in an Associates, Bachelor or Graduate degree program at a Hispanic Serving Institution for the 2018-19 Academic Year. NOTE: Applicants must attend a post-secondary Hispanic Serving Institution in the US or Puerto Rico. Undocumented and DACA students are eligible. If undocumented, an alternative form of financial eligibility will need to be provided in lieu of the Pell Grant info.
First generation students definition: Neither parent has obtained a four-year college degree. To view list of HSIs, please visit the 2017-18 list of HSIs at . If your institution is not listed, please email David Trujillo at to verify. Additionally, applicants must meet the following criteria, and will be asked to provide supporting documentation to verify the requirements are met.

Enrolled Full-time in the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semester.
Full time enrollment definition: Undergraduate level applicants: FT= 12 or more credits. Graduate level applicants: FT= 6 or 9 or more credits depending on your Institution’s definition of FT.
All applicants must provide a copy of class schedule from Fall 2018. If selected, applicants will have to provide Spring 2019 class schedule.
Pell-eligible. This applies to undergraduate applicants only.
All applicant must provide a copy of the Pell award notice for academic year 2018-2019.
Undocumented students are eligible to apply.
Alternative form of financial eligibility must be submitted in lieu of Pell Grant information.
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
All applicants must provide a copy of the current unofficial transcripts.



Applicants must complete the application online at The application requires to provide background information and answer three questions in short essays format. Please have all the following documents ready to upload prior to starting the application.

Class schedule
Pell award notice, or alternative financial information
Transcripts in PDF format
Current Resume in PDF format
Letter of Recommendation from a representative at your college/university in PDF format. Guidelines for Scholarship Letter of Recommendation (Download) – Applicants should provide these guidelines to the institutional representative you are requesting a letter from. If you are
a first-year first-semester student, please submit a copy of your high school


Applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee and rated on each of the above items. If selected, students will be notified no later than Thursday, November 15, 2018 in order to make necessary travel arrangements. Each recipient will receive the following:

Complimentary conference registration
Roundtrip airfare to Riverside, California (via Ontario International Airport)
4 nights lodging at conference hotel (Check in: Saturday, April 13, 2019 – Check out: Wednesday, April 17th)
Cash scholarship of $1,000.00

For questions, please contact the AHSIE Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs: Dr. Daniel Loera ( and Dr. Yajaira Mejia (



Please answer the following questions to determine your eligibility to apply for this scholarship.
Be prepared to upload your class schedule, financial aid award notice, and copy of your transcript as PDF documents.