Manos de Esperanza is a non-profit organization based in Northern California. Our primary purpose is to promote, plan and actively seek aid for those in need. As part of our support to local communities, Manos de Esperanza “Hands of Hope” Scholarship Program assists students completing their undergraduate college education. Manos de Esperanza grants annual scholarships of $500 to $1000 to students who have a history of performing public service activities in their local community and who plan on contributing in the future. Students who demonstrate excellent leadership skills and commitment to their community are highly encouraged to apply.  

Eligibility Requirements  

Candidates must:
§ Demonstrate community service
§ Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on undergraduate college course work.
(Must have completed a minimum of 12 college units, after high school graduation.)
§ Be enrolled full-time and for the following academic year in an accredited college, university, or community college in one of the following California counties: 

Alameda-Contra Costa- Fresno-Marin-Monterey-Napa-Sacramento- San Francisco-San Mateo-Santa Clara-Santa Cruz-Solano-Sonoma-Tulare-Yolo

§  Participate in an interview with the scholarship committee.
§ Commit to attend our annual benefit event held in early December.
§ Demonstrate financial need (Guardian and student’s most recent tax returns must be included) 

 Submission Requirements

All interested students must mail the following documents as one single packet to: Manos de Esperanza PO Box 4604 Antioch, CA 94531.
Applications will be accepted every year from March 30th through June 30th.

Incomplete submissions will be disqualified

Submit the following:
§  Completed Application   
§  College Transcripts (official preferred) 
§  Response to Essay Question- (essay should consist of 2 pages or less, single spaced, 12 point font) 
§  Resume- Listing the following: employment, community service.
§  Copy of parent’s most recent income tax returns   
§  Copy of student’s most recent income tax returns 

Kind regards

Manos de Esperanza
Scholarship Committee 


Download the Application = 

Scholarship Application