The Boulder County Latina League was founded as a volunteer non-profit organization in 1999 by a group of professional Latina women who realized the need for scholarships for college-bound and low income Latina/o students.
Today, students from Boulder Valley School District and St. Vrain Valley School District participate in our scholarship program. Our students are frequently first-generation college students (first in their family to attend college.)
Since its beginning in 1999, BCLL has awarded hundreds scholarships, between $750 and $1500 each, totaling over $400,000. Many of these students go onto pursue graduate school and to well paying jobs. The University of Colorado and Front Range Community College willingly match our scholarship funds to students attending their colleges. 100% of donations are fully tax deductible.
Congratulations to the 2021-2022 BCLL graduates!
The 2021 BCLL graduation Ceremony was held virtually on Monday, May 24, 2021. Thanks to the computer and emcee prowess of Board members Elynn Price, Alma Hinojosa, Leticia de Lozano and Michelle Carpenter, we were able to hold a very nice awards ceremony.
Lupita Sanchez, a past BCLL scholarship recipient gave students wise advice (8:10), new BCLL award recipients talked about who inspires them (18:39) and current BCLL awardees shared words of advice for navigating college (31:06). One of Leticia's former students, Gabriel Esparza also gave some helpful words of wisdom (49:50).
It was wonderful to hear from each of these inspiring students. We wish them all the best in college and beyond!