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  November 17, 2010


2010 Scholarship Recipients
2010 Scholarship Recipients

2011 HMC Scholarship application is now available! 

General Requirements:

  • Applicant must be of Hispanic ancestry, residing in Oregon or Clark County, Washington
  • Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA as evidenced by a certified high school or college transcript
  • Applicant must be enrolled by September 2011 in an accredited Community College, 4-year University or an accredited Graduate Degree Program

Applicants will be evaluated based on their academic achievements, extracurricular activities in the community and written essays.

How to Apply:

Applicant must submit a completed application with all the required attachments (official transcripts, references, community service, work experience and essays).

Please send all electronic applications and attachments to (acceptable file formats: PDF & Doc).  Feel free to visit us at: 

Apply Now!

Mail Application Packet to:
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 1837
Portland, OR 97207
Phone: 503.222.0280

All applications and attachments must be postmarked or electronically submitted by January 29, 2011. Postmarked applications or info after January 29, 2011 will not be considered. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Contribute to the Scholarship Fund!

It's not too late to donate to the Hispanic Chamber's Scholarship fund!  Last year we allocated $109,000 to 46 students throughout Oregon and SW Washington. 
100% of all proceeds will go directly to fund the Scholarship program.  Use PayPal to make your donation or call 503.222.0280.

Donate Now!

Contact Us
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
333 SW 5th Avenue
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97204
Office: 503.222.0280
Fax: 503.243.5597

Financial Aid Workshop


NELAPlanning for college?  

Join the Hispanic Chamber and NELA® for a bilingual financial aid workshop on Saturday, January 8, 2011 

The workshop will help students and parents prepare for and fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  It will also dedicate some time for students who are interested in applying for the HMC Scholarship.  Please see location details below:

Saturday, January 8, 2011
Location: NELA® Center for Student Success
1500 NE Irving St., Ste. 135 MAP IT!
Portland, OR 97232
Cost: Free!
Please RSVP to Jane Nevarez at or click on either time slot above. 

Path to Scholarships® Workshop

Workshop kids 

 At this workshop, students will:

  • Learn that with desire and hard work, anyone can go to college
  • Set goals for their furture
  • Create a portfolio to prepare for college and scholarship applications
  • Learn a method for writing winning essays and complete a first draft
  • Start to research scholarship opportunities and websites 

Parents are encouraged to attend!


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Linfield College, School of Nursing, Peterson Hall 110

2255 NW Northrup St. MAP IT!

Portland, OR 97210

Presenter: Leticia Hernández, Financial Aid & Scholarship Outreach Counselor, Linfield College

Cost: Free! Register Now

For more information, please call 503.222.0280.

Registration is required, space limited.

Lunch provided on site.