The 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 an athletic program participant, coach or volunteer.

The 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 or previous Tony Aguirre Scholarship recipients that will be attending 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.

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:

• Participation in Guadalupe Centers Programs/Events
• Athletic Participation (For Tony Aguirre Only)
• Financial Need
• Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale
• Two letters of Recommendation
• Essay

A photo must be attached to the application. If selected as a recipient, this photo will be used for marketing materials and announcements. Please make sure that the photo meets the following requirements:

• Must be headshot (taken from the shoulders up) and professional in style and content. Please do not wear any headwear to include headphones, earphones, hats, bandanas, sunglasses, etc.
• Photo should have a solid or non-distracting background
• Must be a jpeg file
• Photo submitted must be of high-quality, full color. Please be weary of blurry or pixelated shots.
• Photo submitted should not be a photo of a printed picture

Please submit your completed applications no later than 5pm on March 31, 2023.

All scholarship winners are required to volunteer at the Guadalupe Centers for a minimum of 10 community service hours as a positive acknowledgment of their scholarship award. (These may also be counted toward community service hours required by their respective schools.) Past recipients must submit proof of community service hours.

All scholarship recipients are considered role models for other students. Scholarship winners are expected to be positive examples representing the Guadalupe Centers in our community. Any misconduct by scholarship winners will be reviewed by the committee and may result in withdrawal of the scholarship and/or request for recipient to repay any scholarship funds advanced during the year.

Ways to submit the application:
All completed applications must be received prior to the deadline, any received after will not be considered.

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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: Nancy Rivera
1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez, Kansas City, MO. 64108


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If you have questions, please reach out to or call the main office at 816-421-1015.