Who is Eligible?

General Eligibility Requirements

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.


  • Must have graduated from one of the above listed schools and
  • Must be accepted or enrolled in a college, university or community college in the fall 2022 and in attendance through spring 2023 as a full-time student. As an undergraduate, you must carry at least 12 units.


  • Must 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).

AB540 students are eligible to apply if they meet the above General Eligibility Requirements.

Students can continue to apply for the Andres y Maria Cardenas Family Foundation Scholarship if they meet the above General Eligibility Requirements.

Applicants may not be direct descendants of Andres y Maria Cardenas.

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