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Scholarships have been awarded for the 2022-2023 Academic Year.

If you did not receive an award letter from PHEF you were not selected to receive a scholarship.

The most common reasons an award was not granted include:

  • Not Completing and Submitting the Application 
  • The Blind Scoring Value was too Low
  • The Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) was too high
  • Non-qualifying Cumulative GPA
  • Some other non-qualifying criteria specific to the individual scholarship

You are more than welcome to apply again in any future open application windows, taking into consideration the criteria above. We encourage you to follow us on social media; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn for up to date announcements from PHEF on opportunities for funding or programming.  

We wish you the best of luck in all your academic endeavors.


The Staff and Board of Directors of the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation

PHEF and the Pueblo County Scholarship Fund continue to work with the

Colorado Department of Higher Education through the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI). 

This will provide over $500,000 in scholarship funds for the 2022-2023 Academic Year.  

Complete the scholarship application to see if you qualify.


PHEF helps students turn their educational dreams into goals and those goals into reality by providing scholarships for higher education to students in need from all backgrounds from Pueblo and Southern CO to assist them in achieving lifelong success.

Featured Scholarships at PHEF

Isaiah Viapando Memorial Scholarship

February 9- April 1

Awards Available Each Year: Varies

  • Attend any College or University in the United States
  • Live in Southeastern Colorado
  • GPA of 2.75 or Higher
  • Undergraduate
Award: $500

Mary and Miguel Flores Scholarship

February 9-April 1

Awards Available This Year: 2

  • Live in Southeastern Colorado
  • GPA of 3.0 or Higher
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Attend any College or University in the United States
Award: $2000

Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation Board of Directors Scholarship

February 9 - April 1
 Awards Available Each Year: 1
  • Permanent Residence in Pueblo County
  • Pueblo High School Graduate
  • GPA of 3.5 or Higher
Award: Varies

Support PHEF


There are a variety of meaningful ways to support Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation (PHEF). Please contact the Administration Office at phef@phef.net or 719-320-5596 for further information on ways to donate and to discuss how to fund your passion for higher education.

Make an online donation today!


Volunteer Opportunities

PHEF recognizes the Pueblo Community as the driving force in supporting scholarships for students. 
As part of the 'pay it forward' culture, we ask each scholarship recipient to provide 40 hours of community service when awarded a scholarship. 
Students in the 2021-2022 Academic Year provided over 17,000 hours of community service, not only in Pueblo's community
but in the communities across the state of Colorado and nationally where students are attending colleges and universities.  
Students are volunteering in food banks, nursing homes, youth centers, YMCA's, & religious organizations;
they are writing letters to service men and women serving our country, sick children in hospital care and the elderly living in retirement and nursing care facilities; 
they are collecting food and clothing for the poor and fundraising for other worthy causes. 
PHEF scholars are going above and beyond to support the community that supports them. 
The welcome desk at the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital needs help.
CONTACT: Courtney Woodka
Pueblo Community College Foundation
Pueblo Zoo seeks volunteers from PHEF to work closely with our marketing team. Tasks include, but are not limited to, posting events on community bulletin boards and distributing flyers for zoo events to local businesses. 5 hours per week.

The Pueblo Zoo has several opportunities available for volunteerism. To learn more about these programs, please visit our website, pueblozoo.org/volunteer or contact our Volunteer Coordinator Amanda Welsh at awelsh@pueblozoo.org.



VOLUNTEERS NEED - Bessemer Mobile Food Pantry 2nd Friday of every month!

Masks are required
Where:  Steelworks Center of the West, 215 Canal St, Pueblo, CO 81004, USA (map)
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information:  Deric Stowel  719.281.6520

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