Tony Aguirre Scholarship honors a man who coached at the Guadalupe Centers, for over 50 years. Aguirre helped many children and youth reach their greatest potential and his love for youth is an inspiration to many in the Latino community. This scholarship will provide financial assistance to students pursuing a private high school education in the Kansas City, Missouri area and who are engaged with the Guadalupe Centers as a program participant or volunteer.

Gilbert Guerrero Scholarship honors one of the founders of the Guadalupe Centers High School. He has dedicated his life to providing educational opportunities for Latino youth. This scholarship provides financial assistance to graduating and former Guadalupe Centers High School students to attend college. Each scholarship will be awarded without regard to race, gender, color, disability, or religion. Applications are verified and scored on a rubric point scale by a scholarship committee.

Each criteria point will be given a weighted value during the scrutiny of the scholarship application process. Anonymity is used when applications are being scored. Scholarships are based on the following criteria:

A. Participation in Guadalupe Centers Programs/Events
B. Athletic Participation (For Tony Aguirre Only)
C. Financial Need
D. Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale
E. Two letters of Recommendation
F. Essay
All completed applications must be received prior to the deadline (Friday, May 8, 2020, 5:00 pm) any received after will not be considered. Applications should be addressed and/or delivered to:

Guadalupe Centers
Guadalupe Scholars Program Selection Committee
Attn: Alejandra Vargas
1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez, Kansas City, MO. 64108

Click on link for more information and to download the application Guadalupe Scholars Education Program