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 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
Ways to submit the application:
All completed applications must be received prior to the deadline (Friday, July 31, 2020, 5:00 pm) any received after will not be considered.

If delivered, please call 816-421-1015 ahead of time as there is no access to outside public to our buildings. If mailed, applications should be addressed to:

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


Please email completed application to include attachments needed to

To download the application for printing, click on the following link Guadalupe Scholars Education Program or to download as a WORD document click here


If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Alejandra Vargas at 816.702.7271, or by email at If there are any circumstances that the committee should know about, please submit them in writing with the application.