Maestro Cares Foundation Scholarship Fund

In 2015, Maestro Cares Foundation created the Maestro Cares Foundation Scholarship Program in honor of late Board Member F.J. Pollak, businessman and dedicated philanthropist. The goal of the scholarship program is to promote academic excellence and provide opportunity for disadvantaged Latino youth with significant financial need as they embark on their college, university, vocational or technical studies in Latin America and the United States. At Maestro Cares Foundation we strongly believe that higher education is the best ticket out of poverty and that means that scholarships matter now more than ever.

By reducing some of the financial barriers associated with attending and graduating college or university, the scholarship program plays a vital role in helping students with high academic and leadership promise access and pursue the education they deserve. We increase higher education access and provide the necessary tools for many motivated yet underserved youth.

Regardless of their personal and socio-economic setbacks, when considering applicants we look for students with a compelling desire to pursue higher education. Applicants must be hardworking, resilient and determined individuals who want to make positive contributions to their local and global communities.

Through the support offered to students who are poised to do great things, this scholarship program is built to make a real impact. It intends to change the lives of our students when it comes to having access to quality education and the level of excellence they will have when they finish their degrees.

Annual Amount

 Up to $3,000 per semester--not to exceed $6,000 per year

Award amounts:

Scholarship recipients are eligible to receive up to $3,000 per semester towards tuition based on need. Awards will not exceed $6,000 per academic school year and is to be paid in two installments to the college or university directly from Maestro Cares Foundation. After the interview, students must submit their bursar bill with outstanding account balance to determine scholarship amount disbursement each semester.

Additional Selection Criteria


1.Be of Latino origin

2.Be between the ages of 17-24 as of the application deadline date

3.Be accepted or enrolled as current undergraduate student at a 4-year university within the United States or Puerto Rico

4.Academic record with minimum of a 3.0/4.0 GPA or equivalent

5.Involvement in community service or volunteering in your community

6.Be a citizen, legal resident, or resident alien of the United Sates, this includes Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients

Application Process

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You will need to create an account.

Application Components:

The student must submit the following documents:

• Maestro Cares Foundation Scholarship Application

• Brief personal statement/cover letter addressed to Maestro Cares Foundation

• Most recent academic transcripts

• 3 professional/academic letters of recommendation

• Proof of past community service or volunteer work (recognition, photographs, record of hours and/or verification letter issued by the organization).


June 15, 2022

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