Preferences for Applicants
This scholarship program was created to help increase representation in the Latino community in the fields of law and journalism. We understand the financial and personal struggle of pursuing higher education and we are here to support you in your educational journey. Below are the criteria that we are looking for for our scholarship winners. Please note that you do not need to fit all the criteria.
2.5 GPA or higher
in Need of financial aid
Service in the Latino community
Letter of recommendation from someone in your local community
Currently enrolled at a US-based Liberal arts school with interest in journalism or law
Submit completed application
Note that funds are taxable to the person receiving. We collect a W-9 and send a 1099 form at year end for tax purposes. Scholarships will be paid out to the school directly.
Scholarship Submission Deadlines
The 2022 scholarship will open on October 24, 2022, and winners will be notified the week of December 19, 2022.
How to Submit Applications
Complete the online questionnaire.
Provide any necessary documentation.
How We Got Our Start
Los Defensores is proud to partner with spokesperson and Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame Broadcaster, Jaime Jarrin, who has long been active in the community since he arrived in Los Angeles from Ecuador. He has served as a member of the Dodgers since 1959. His 60+ year career as the "Voz” of the Dodgers was supported and strengthened by his wife Blanca.
Their 65 year marriage was full of a love for their community. In 2019 the Jarrin Family launched, the Jaime and Blanca Jarrin Foundation in order to serve and supporting charitable, educational, and athletic programs in our local community. Their mission is to help students unlock their full potential and realize their goals.
We wish to empower Latino students by providing them the means to unlock their full potential and realize their goals.
Who is eligible to apply?
Los Defensores believes in a bright future for all members of the Latino community. We encourage undergraduates who are studying law, journalism, or communications to apply.
Where can I find if the scholarship applies to my school?
While we would love to offer scholarships for students all over the country, at this time we are only able to offer these scholarships for undgrads attending California State schools and for graduate students who are apart of the University of California school system.
How many scholarships can I receive?
While we will be choosing seven individual students to be awarded the scholarships, you are able to win this scholarship even if you've been awarded an education scholarship from another institution or organization. However, only one Jaime & Blanca scholarship will be given to each recipient.
Can I submit more than one scholarship application?
Only one application per student is necessary. We will be reviewing all applications thoroughly, along with your essay answers, to determine our local scholarship recipients. Winners will be selected and notified in December 2022.
When should I start applying for the scholarship?
The deadline to apply for our education scholarship is November 20, 2022. Because there are multiple phases of the application process for the scholarship, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.
What can my scholarship be used for?
Your education scholarship can be used for undergraduate courses, books, and materials that will assist in creating a brighter future for yourself.