The Utah Hispanic Business Leadership Foundation is a non-profit organization established to develop business leaders and improve business education and opportunities for Hispanic/Latino students and professionals.  The award is in recognition of academic and vocational achievement, demonstrated leadership in school, community or other service activities.  Applicants must also demonstrate a financial need.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 31st, 2018

The applicant must:

  • Submit a complete application packet by December 31st, 2018.
  • Must be in good standing and making satisfactory progress (as formally defined by the institution) toward the student’s program objective (degree, diploma, or certificate).
  • Be a student enrolled as a senior in high school, college or university, or vocational school in the state of Utah or has been recently admitted to an institution in Utah.
  • Have demonstrated leadership in school, community and/or other service organizations that promote, enhance or strengthen diversity.
  • Be living in Utah and of Hispanic/Latino descent

Scholarship Application Packets must contain:

  1. A completed and signed Somos Scholarship Application.  Please type your response to the following requested information on page 4 of the document. Be concise and limit your response to a total of two pages maximum.  Write a brief personal history that includes
    • Academic, professional, and personal goals.
    • Reasons why you feel you are a viable candidate for this scholarship.
    • Scholarly or vocational accomplishments, honors, special awards, or recognition you have received.
    • Community and school involvement; include leadership positions and/or activities.
    • Personal barriers/hardships you have had to overcome to achieve your educational goals. 
  2.  A copy of applicant’s high school or college transcript.
  3. Two letters of recommendation.At least one letter from an individual qualified to judge your academic, leadership, and personal qualifications.Counselor or teacher recommended.



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As the applications are coming, we would like to address a couple of questions and issues that applicants are asking and facing. Post your questions here.

1. If you do not see a "submit" button at the bottom of the page, we recommend you use either Google Chrome or Firefox. They are best compatible with our web page. Also, try zooming the page by pressing "Control" and "-" or "+" ("command" and -/+ for Mac)

2. If you are having uploading issues, it is most likely because we are having many other individuals uploading documents on our page as well, causing it to become slightly slower than usual. Consider waiting some time and re-trying.

3. We will accept transcripts that are downloaded from the students' portal–regardless of their "unoffical document" label–as long as an individual from the institution can attest and fact-check the paperwork.

Thank you for reading, feel free to post questions in the comments in case you are unable to reach us after work hours.