Mentoring, empowering, and promoting our Hispanic community.
The Hispanic Alliance Scholarship Fund
Our flagship program created in 2000. We have awarded 300+ scholarships to promising Hispanic students pursuing higher education at 2-year and 4-year colleges.
Most of our awardees are first-generation college students and many of them have joined the labor force as economists, engineers, nurses, physicians, social workers and teachers among other professions.
Scholarships are available to eligible residents in New London (CT) county. For additional information, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Latina Network
La Latina Network supports the empowerment of Latinas through various educational programs, mentoring and scholarships. La Latina Scholarship is given to promising Latina graduating high school students who pursue higher education at 2-year and 4-year colleges. Recipients are selected by a panel of educators and announced at the annual La Latina Celebration.
donations, grants & scholarships
Our BRILLA program is a summer one-week leadership course for Latina high school students who have completed 10th grade. The curriculum includes higher education road preparation and leadership skill development imparted by accomplished women in their fields of expertise.
We use individual and panel presentations, small group discussions, and self-expression through art work to accomplish curricular goals. This program is supported by the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut.BRILLA Application
La Latina of the Year Award
This annual award honors a distinguished Latina whose service in our community is extraordinary. Our past awardees are:
Social Worker, New London Public Schools
Lizbeth Polo Smith
Advocate and Community Health Worker, Ledge Light Health District
2021 La Latina Ally
Associate Dean of Community Learning, Connecticut College
Artist and Emeriti Professor of Art and Art History, Eastern Connecticut State University
MD, Medical Director of the Community Health Center, New London
Izaskun E. Larrañeta
Deputy Director of The Day Newspaper, New London