Mexican American Dream Scholarship

Sponsored by the Council of Mexican Federations, the Mexican American Dream Scholarship provides scholarships to students to help them pursue higher education.

Eligibility and Requirements

To be considered for a Mexican American Dream Scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Be an AB-540 student or member of a COFEM affiliated federation or club (see COFEM website for list)
  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a 4 year university or a 2 year program at a community college
  • Must reside or attend school within Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Inland Empire, or Ventura County
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Demonstrate involvement in the community or work experience
  • Be willing to give 25-50 volunteer hours to COFEM
  • Be available to attend the the Annual Scholarship Reception (usually in mid-November)

Application Procedures and Selection Criteria

The application requires:

  • A complete Mexican American Dream Scholarship Application form
  • A copy of the most recent unofficial transcript
  • A two-page personal statement
  • A resume
  • A copy of current class registration
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • Only if a member of COFEM’s affiliated federations or organizations: 1 additional letter of recommendation


Applications are due in late September. Applicants will be notified in early November.


Stella Setka, Ph.D.

Fellowships Coordinator, National and International Scholarship Office

University Hall 1848