A scholarship fund established in 1973 by Ateneo (Chicano Faculty and Staff Organization) and the Chicano Student Association to fund scholarships. Recipients shall be outstanding students at the University who have distinguished themselves through their academic achievement and community service. Recipients may be incoming freshmen, undergraduate, graduate or professional students. Eligible students are selected on the basis of family background, life challenges, scholastic effort and involvement in community activities that promote cultural pride and strengthen the Chicana/o-Latina/o community. Financial need may strongly influence the final selection.