The Chicana/o Scholarship Fund Board of Trustees is saddened by the loss of advocate, activist, teacher, and friend Robert “Archie” Archuleta in January 2019. Archuleta spent decades of his life advocating for the advancement of the Chicana/Chicano community in Utah and was recognized for his efforts with the Chicana/o Scholarship Fund Legacy Award at the 43rd Annual Chicana/o Scholarship Awards Reception in 2018.

The Archuleta family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Chicana/o Scholarship Fund (CSF). To continue honoring Archie’s legacy, the CSF Board of Trustees has established the Archie and Lois Archuleta Chicano Scholarship, which will be funded by these donations. The award will help support the academic studies of upcoming young activists at the University of Utah.


Applications for the Chicana/o Scholarship need to be submitted by February 1, 2019.


“I am a first generation student in my family, and I am glad that honor goes to me. I am able to open so many doors for others that come after me and be an example to those who thought it was impossible to get an education in this country.”

Chicana/o Scholarship High School Recipient


The F. Diaz – J. Bazan Scholarship under the Chicana/o Scholarship fund is offered with the intent to foster the recruitment and retention of students from undocumented Dreamer populations. The scholarship supports qualified undergraduate Hispanic Dreamer students (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) that are enrolled at the University of Utah working towards a degree. In the event that there are no Dreamer students, this scholarship will also be available to Hispanic/ Latina/o students that have financial need and/ or are 1st generation students. The scholarship funds for 2019-2020 will be divided into two equal amounts Fall and Spring semester. Recipients must be registered as a full-time student (12 credits) each semester to receive the award. Supporting documentation is required.

Applications for the F. Diaz – J. Bazan Scholarship need to be submitted by February 1, 2019.



In 1973, in honor of the ideals and principles of equal opportunity and social justice in education, a group of Chicana/os comprised of members from the community and University of Utah students, staff, and faculty initiated the Chicana/o Scholarship Fund at the University of Utah. Committed to all students of diversity who promote the cultural pride and tradition of the Chicana/o-Latina/o community, the Chicana/o Scholarship Fund recognizes and assists students in their undergraduate and/or graduate education endeavors.

The Chicana/o Scholarship Fund awards up to twelve scholarships in an academic year. Awards range from $2,500 to graduating high school seniors (who will be entering their freshman year), $2,000 to undergraduate students, and $1,500 to graduate students at the University of Utah. Eligible students are selected on the basis of family background, life challenges, scholastic effort and involvement in community activities that promote cultural pride and strengthen the Chicana/o-Latina/o community. Financial need may strongly influence the final selection.


50 Students

The CSF has awarded scholarships to 50 students. Since its inception, the…

$100,000 in Scholarships

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100+ Volunteer Hours

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  • Allen W. Smart
  • Cindi A. Ortega
  • Club De Mujeres Latinas
  • Connie S. Tovey
  • Edward H Mayer, PhD.
  • Genaro M. Padilla
  • Gerald L. McPolin Highland High School Student Association
  • Helen and Nick Papanikolis Charitable Fund
  • Ibarra Foundation Isabel Bronzina
  • James A. Valdez
  • La Puente Restaurant Inc.
  • Louis A. Venegas
  • Manny C. Garcia
  • Maria E. Contratto
  • Mary Ann Morgan
  • Michelle K. Madden Phil H. Kirk
  • Philip V. Bernal
  • Ralph D. Astorga
  • Ramona Gonzalez
  • Bob Flores & Rose Gacnik-Flores
  • Robert T. Alires
  • Ronald G. Coleman
  • Rosemary Alvarado, Ph.D./Edward Trujillo Ph. D.
  • Ross I. Romero, Jr.
  • Utah Coalition of La Raza
  • Utah Foster Care Foundation
  • Vincent V. Mayer, Jr., PhD
  • Wayne Martinson/ Deb Sawyer