California Hispanic Education Endowment Fund

The Orange County (OC) Hispanic Educational Endowment Fund (HEEF) serves US Citizens, Permanent Residents and Dream Act/ AB 540 students who live in Orange County, California only. HEEF offers competitive academic scholarships for OC high school and community college transfers who qualify for need based financial aid and who enroll at a 4-year college or university. Individual awards begin at $2,500.

In addition to the overall HEEF Scholarship Fund – the organization supports a number of donor specific sub-funds (listed below) with awards ranging from $1,500 – $5,000. To view HEEF sub-fund criteria click here.

  • AlvaradoSmith Raymond G. Alvarado Scholarship Fund
  • Architecture & Engineering
  • Angel & Rosemary Varela Scholarship
  • The Arts Scholarship
  • Association of  Hispanic  Professionals  for Education
  • Chapman University
  • Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez Anaheim Achievement Fund
  • De La Libertad Scholarship Fund
  • The Eisner Foundation Scholarship
  • The El Viento Scholarship
  • ENLACE/Santa Ana College Scholarships
  • Fernando & Olga Niebla Scholarship
  • Friends of California State University at Fullerton/Richard  Bermudez Scholarship
  • Friends of the University of California at Irvine Scholarship
  • Healthcare Education Scholarship
  • Henry T. Nicholas, III Foundation Fund    
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County/Wally Davis Memorial Fund
  • Hispanic Chamber  of  Commerce
  • Lara Family Scholarship
  • The Luévano Foundation   
  • MANA De Orange County
  • The Mayte Santacruz Pre-Law Scholarship
  • Mike Carona Foundation Law Enforcement Scholarship
  • National Hispanic Business Women’s Association
  • New Century  Financial  Corporation
  • Orange  County  Register/Excelsior
  • Orange County’s United Way
  • Sage Hill School
  • Sandra Cervantes Scholarship Fund
  • Soka University of America Scholarship Fund
  • Union Bank of California
  • Vanguard University Scholarship Fund
  • Wells Fargo Bank

Annual Amount

starting at $2,500

others ranging from $1,500-$5,000

Additional Selection Criteria

See criteria for each scholarship opportunity:

Go to:

Application Process

For application information, go to the scholarship you wish to apply for at:



December 31, 2021

For the application or more information go to: