Since the Barrientos Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2005, we have awarded over $140,000 in scholarships to more than 140 Latino students in and around the Greater Omaha area!
The Barrientos family, with roots in Omaha, Nebraska that date back to the 1920's, have long been known for their love of the arts, music and community involvement. Because of that love and commitment to continue that legacy, this scholarship fund was created.
Testimonials from former scholarship recipients:

"By awarding me the Barrientos Scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden allowing me to focus on the most important aspect of school: learning. Receiving this scholarship is not only great encouragement, but it also inspires me to help others and continue giving back to the community."

"Receiving the Barrientos Scholarship means the world to me. It has given me the opportunity to follow my dreams and pursue a career I'm passionate about. Speaking from the bottom of my heart, I can say that this is one of the best things that has ever happened to me and is something I will appreciate for a long time."

"Receiving this scholarship has been very important to me, because, as a young female Latina, it gives me the opportunity to pursue a higher education - an opportunity many do not have."

"This scholarship means a lot to me. Not only is it going to help me with my education, it will also help me teach others the importance of taking pride in and celebrating Latino heritage. Being Latina brings great pride to me; I am incredibly blessed to have received this scholarship."