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Hello! Congratulations for applying for the AMCFF scholarship. We wish you the best of luck. To make this the simplist process possible, we have provided a list of frequently asked questions and their responses. We also post relevant tips to our social media accounts, including Instagram. If after reviewing the available information, you still have questions or concerns please feel free to email AMCFF at us   and a representative will respond to you ASAP.


High school Students

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be a current high school senior attending one of the following schools in the Northeast San Fernando Valley: Arleta HS, Kennedy HS, Monroe HS, North Hollywood HS, Polytechnic HS, San Fernando HS, Sylmar HS, Van Nuys HS, Cesar Chavez Learning Academies and Panorama HS.
Continuing College Students  (Exception to Mission College Students)
Must have graduated from one of the above listed schools and
Must be accepted or enrolled in a college, trade/vocational school, university or community college in the fall 2022 and in attendance through spring 2022 as a full-time student. As an undergraduate, you must carry at least 12 units.


Mission College  Students
Only have to   be enrolled as a full-time student at Los Angeles Mission College.  


Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


In order to complete the application the following documents need to be completed and submitted by their individual deadlines.


DocuFree Application for Federal Student AiD (FAFSA)
The FAFSA is made available free of charge by the U.S. Department of Education for the purpose of applying for federal and state student grants, work-study, and loans.  The AMCFF encourages all scholarship applicants to apply for federal financial aid.  To complete a FAFSA, please visit click here.

GPA Verification
You must provide verification of your most current GPA. You can do this by submitting a screenshot of your student portal with the most current GPA information or by submitting a GPA Verification Form which you can download by clicking here.   Note: We will accept    2022 applicants' unofficial LAUSD transcripts or screenshots of your LAUSD transcripts in lieu of the GPA verification form.

Educational Resume
Your educational resume is a required document to apply for the AMCFF scholarship. This document assist the Scholarship Committee to get a better picture of who you are as a person outside of your GPA and Test scores. Your educational resume allows you to showcase additional accomplishments such as awards, work experience, volunteer work, and special classes you have taken. Sample Resume of a High School Student.

Letter of Recommendation
This letter is extremely important in the selection process, as the recommendation will help the Scholarship Committee distinguish you from other candidates. It must include the relationship your Recommender has with you and the length of time he/she has known you; your strengths including motivation, leadership and commitment, examples of commitment to achieve your educational goals, examples which elaborate on your potential to compete in a college atmosphere and your community/volunteer service. 


Your Recommender should be a teacher, counselor or college advisor. Or, if you have been out of school for two or more years, your recommender may be your most recent employer. The Recommender should NOT BE A RELATIVE OR FRIEND.


AB540 Students are able to apply if they meet all other requirements.

Students can continue to apply for the Andrés y María Cárdenas Family Foundation Scholarship if they meet the above General Eligibility Requirements.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions

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Please use the below deadlines to assist you in completing your application.

Application Submission: April 1, 2022

Recommendation Submission: April 8, 2022

Upload Completed GPA Verification form:  April 1, 2022

The Andrés y María Cárdenas Family Foundation

Selection Committee
P.O. Box 920008
Sylmar, CA 91392-0008