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Meet our Recipients

LQ3A2077 Alina Rai
LQ3A2016 Guadalupe Razo-Diaz
LQ3A2082 Miguel Coto
LQ3A2076 Janah May Oclaman
LQ3A2074 Yesenia Gutierrez
LQ3A2069 Jiayong Chen
LQ3A2068 Laura Arceo-Madriz
LQ3A2063 Estrella Ureña Cuevas
LQ3A2051 Jessica Robles-Diaz
LQ3A2079 Christopher Amaro
LQ3A2056 Emily Nunez-Rosario
LQ3A2058 Eduardo Zamora Castellanos
LQ3A2048 Citlalli Contreras Sandoval
LQ3A2018 Yuliana Virrueta Morales
LQ3A2053 Karla Hernandez Navarro
LQ3A2046 Christoph Zepeda
LQ3A2041 Anmolpreet Kaur
LQ3A2034 Fengting Liu
LQ3A2037 Tian Xiang Ma
LQ3A2014 Tsion Irenso
LQ3A2032 Angela Li
LQ3A2026 Haolin Zhu
LQ3A2024 Maura Granados Garcia
LQ3A2021 Alejandro Garcia Martinez

LQ3A2020 Alondra Arreola Lozano
LQ3A2059 Joselyn Arteaga Silva
LQ3A2062 Moises Correa
LQ3A2039 Darcy Woo

Saturday, July 8th (5pm) Recognition Dinner and Fundraiser

In 2006, BAGSF awarded its’ first scholarships to students from the Bay Area where a large immigrant community resides and seeks higher education but lacks financial resources. The lack of financial resources combined with social isolation pose a barrier to many young people who must juggle family, work, and school.
Our founder, Catalino Tapia realized scholarships would greatly help relieve the financial pressures associated for youth pursuing a higher education.
To date, we have awarded 202 scholarships to deserving students fulfilling their dreams of attending a college or university of their choice. Many of these recipients are now professionals contributing back to the community. We currently have one recipient on the board of directors of the Bay Area Gardeners Scholarship Foundation (BAGSF).
In 2017, BAGSF will award scholarships of $2,000 to thirty recipients. Two of the thirty recipients who display exceptional community involvement and academic achievement will receive an additional $1,000. These scholarships are open to high school seniors expected to graduate in the spring of 2017, high school graduates, GED recipients, and students already enrolled in a college or university. Our scholarships are renewable but applicants will need to apply each year using the most current scholarship application.

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Latino Community Foundation grants $9000 to Bay Area Gardeners Scholarship Foundation

Thank you for joining us for our 11th Annual Gala, Inspiring Philanthropy con Sabor Latino. What an incredible and unforgettable evening!

Thanks to you we had a record number of guests, with nearly 600 people, and raised $632,000 – the largest sum in the history of the gala. Above all else, I was so inspired and moved by the love, joy, and enthusiasm expressed and shared throughout the night. The entire evening was bursting with energy and excitement about the work of the Latino Community Foundation (LCF), our grantees, and our partners.

Our guest of honor, Darren Walker, and our 2016 awardees, Maricela Gutierrez and Catalino Tapia, embodied the heart and soul of LCF and reflected the critical role each of one of us can play to ensure a more equitable future for Latinos in California. I am so grateful for their leadership and unwavering commitment!
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