MANA de Metro Detroit Scholarship

MANA de Metro Detroit Scholarship Program was established in 1996 and has been providing scholarships for Latina women on annual basis. As of 2021, MANA de Metro Detroit has awarded one hundred twenty-four scholarships. Scholarship awards may cover costs and educational expenses such as tuition, books and school related supplies.

Eligibility requirements for scholarship include the following: must be Hispanic/Latina, resident of Detroit or Metro Detroit, and be accepted or currently enrolled in a higher education institution, vocational/career training, or leadership program. Additionally, scholarship awardees are encouraged to join MANA, and must be willing to provide ten (10) hours of volunteering for a non-profit organization in a two year period.  

For the upcoming school year 2022-2023, the application period will be from March 2, 2022 to May 2, 2022.  All applications are due no later than May 2, 2022.

Carmen Muñoz Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Carmen Muñoz Crites was born and raised in Southwest Detroit, the fifteenth of sixteen children to Simon and Maria Muñoz. A strong and tenacious woman, Carmen decided early in life that her fate and the opportunity for success and failure would rest in her hands. That determination led Carmen to an entrepreneurial path that included building her company, Muñoz Machine Products, into a leading automotive supplier that was recognized throughout the industry for quality and service.

Although she became an accomplished businesswoman, Carmen believed true success as achieved by improving the lives of others and giving back to the community where she was raised.

The Carmen Muñoz Entrepreneurship Scholarship Program was created to honor Carmen’s life and encourage Latina Women to continue her legacy of entrepreneurism and community engagement. 

2021 Scholarships

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I just want to say again how thankful I am to the scholarship committee for giving me this scholarship.  It has brought my family and I relief for getting this amazing help.

Nancy Jimenez Solis

I just would like to say thank you so much to all the wonderful ladies at MANA!  I received my check already and thought I’d say thank you.  I appreciate it so much and I’m very thankful to have the opportunity to receive this scholarship.  Dios las bendiga a todas! (:

Nubia Hernandez