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Those interested in applying must meet the following basic qualifications:

  • Be a first-generation college student
  • Be pursuing an advanced degree in Business or Engineering (Students pursuing other graduate degrees may also be considered at the Foundation’s discretion)
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Be enrolled in a graduate program full-time for the entire academic year
  • California Applicants: Be a permanent resident of an underserved community within the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, or San Bernardino, such as East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, Baldwin Park, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Huntington Park, City of Los Angeles, Montebello, Ontario, Pico Rivera, Pomona, South Gate, Santa Ana, and San Bernardino
  • Demonstrate financial need

Selection Criteria

A select pool of applicants will be invited to interview, and will be ranked according to their ability to demonstrate a combination of the following:

  • Outstanding leadership potential
  • Remarkable record of professional/extracurricular achievement
  • Commitment to the development and economic empowerment of communities
  • Need for financial resources in order to successfully complete a graduate program