Alumni Association - Hilda L. Solis Scholarship (Latino Alumni Chapter, Alumni Association)

The Hilda L. Solis Scholarship is named in honor of Cal Poly Pomona Alumna, Hilda L. Solis, who is the first Latina to serve as a United States Cabinet member. The Hilda L. Solis Scholarship recognizes high achieving students who help make a difference in the lives of others. Often, they are the first in their families to go to college, and have financial needs. Nevertheless, they manage to succeed academically, while finding significant ways to give back to their community.

Award Period: Fall 2022


  • Open to freshmen, sophomores and juniors (this includes first-time freshman/transfers admitted in fall 2021 or spring 2022)
  • Open to all majors
  • Must be a full time student in 2021-2022 and 2022-2023
  • Maintain minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in 2021-2022 and 2022-2023
  • Demonstrate financial need (must complete the FAFSA or Dream Act Application in order to determine need)
  • Be a California resident
  • Must include and briefly explain your contributions to the Latinx community and how you will continue to contribute to the Latinx community in general scholarship application essay prompt. (Updates to essay prompt are permitted, but the update must be completed by the published deadline. No exceptions will be made). If there are any difficulties updating the general scholarship application essay, please email the updated essay for Hilda L. Solis Scholarship to Samantha Chow at the Alumni Relations Office:

Should you have any questions, please contact Samantha Chow at, in the Office of Alumni and External Relations, Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm, from Oct 1st 2021 to March 1st 2022.

This opportunity does not require completion of supplemental questions/requirements

To begin the application process, please complete your general application first, then proceed to search this scholarship in the “Opportunities >> Ours” tab and click on APPLY.

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