Throughout its history, HACE has continuously provided scholarships to support students' educational goals. We aim to invest in the Latino/a/x/e community by awarding scholarships to college students with a drive and passion to further their education and have a passion for community involvement. Supporting education is a crucial part of the HACE mission in helping the Latino/a/x/e succeed in every phase of their careers.

This year, we are excited to award 20 scholarships to students nationwide! Stay tuned for our 2023 scholarship recipient announcement. 

Applications will open on January 30, 2023. The deadline to submit an application is February 17, 2023. 



2022 Scholarship Recipients

  • Teresa Acosta, Southern Methodist University
  • Elimelek Acuña, Rice University
  • Nicholas Anon, Florida State University
  • Lily Barrios, DePaul University
  • Arianna Carriel, Barnard College
  • Ivan Chaidez, Lewis University
  • Abel Cordova, University of Central Florida
  • Jennifer Coronel, Northwestern University
  • Maria Diaz Gonzalez, University of California, Irvine
  • Ashley Elizarraraz, McHenry County College
  • Rudiel Fabian, University of California Merced
  • Jose Florentino, Northeastern Illinois University
  • Alfredo Garcia Rodriguez, Adler University
  • Viridiana Hernandez, Keck School of Medicine USC
  • Jose Herrera, University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law
  • Fabian Lopez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Emelia Lopez, Purdue University Northwest
  • Mateo Lopez, Texas A&M
  • Jocelyn Mata, California State University Northridge
  • Elizabeth Meza Torres, University of California, Merced
  • Pedro Rodriguez, UC Berkeley
  • Larisa Rodriguez, University of California, Berkeley
  • Brianna Rodriguez, Dominican University
  • Maritsa Romero, Purdue University
  • Cynthia Ruiz, Loyola University of Chicago
  • Diego Saavedra, Washington & Lee University
  • Arthur Soto, Texas Woman's University
  • Elizabeth Tapia, University of Southern California
  • Austin Texas, Graduate student
  • Sharon Velasquez-Soto, MIT
  • Tatiana Vera, Columbia University/Teachers College
  • Alejandro Villasenor, Northern Kentucky University
  • Terrence Zarate, University of Chicago
  • Myra Ortiz, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Serafin Patino, Carleton College
  • Juliana Perez, SIU
  • Tania Ramos, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Sylvette Ramos-Díaz, UNC - Chapel Hill, Adams School of Dentistry
  • Cristian Rangel, East Los Angeles College
  • Javier Retana, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


About Dr. Ervin "Vinny" Caraballo

Dr. Caraballo was a driving force in HACE’s programming and growing impact on the Latino/a/x/e community. He served on the Board of Directors from 1996 through 2003, provided leadership and guidance as a member for the 25th anniversary committee in 2007. In 2013, he led HACE’s efforts in the research and publication of the HACE/Pulse Survey. In 2015, Vinny helped shape HACE’s vision for the future by participating in the Strategic Planning Committee.  Above all, he served as a mentor and role model to HACE’s current President & CEO, Patricia Mota. Dr. Caraballo embodied HACE’s mission. His leadership, guidance, and presence are greatly missed. His life trajectory and accomplishments truly exemplify that of a great servant leader. In 2017, HACE established a scholarship celebrating Dr. Caraballo. HACE is proud that his rich legacy will continue to inspire lives for years to come via the HACE Dr. Ervin “Vinny” Caraballo Scholarship Fund.