Nueva Generación Scholarship Program

Supporting the Future for Children of Farmworkers

Aiming to support farmworkers and their children in pursuing higher education, CFF created the Nueva Generación Scholarship Program.

Nueva Generacion Scholarship Recipients

This year’s scholarship will be open from

March 5, 2024 – June 30, 2024

This program offers financial aid to students pursuing degrees at colleges, universities, vocational or trade schools. These scholarships reflect the foundation’s commitment to enhancing the quality of life for California farmworkers and their families through support services.

The California Farmworker Foundation has awarded over $150,000 in scholarships to more than 150 recipients, many of whom are first-generation college students.

Criteria to Apply?

Student must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a college or university (vocational and trade school accepted)

Incoming freshmen can apply (If you are a graduating high school senior, please upload an unofficial copy of your high school transcript along with proof of enrollment using a copy of your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). Please submit a copy of your SIR by May 15, 2024.

Student must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA (Grade Point Average)

Must be a child of a farmworker

What Do I Need to Apply?

  • Completed online application
  • Completed essay prompts
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Copy of most recent unofficial transcript
  • Proof of parent’s/guardian farmworker employment status

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is

June 30, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. PST

Apply here for our Nueva Generación Scholarship

For questions, email Mariela Villalobos at with the subject line “NG Scholarship Inquiry” or contact (559) 710-2000.

Thank you to our 2023 Nueva Generacion Program Sponsors:

The Belay

Reniers Family