Gabilan Hope Scholarship

Each year the Gabilan Hope Scholarship program (GHS) awards college scholarships to highly-qualified migrant youths graduating from high schools in the Salinas Unified High School District (SUHSD). This program was established in 2015 by a grant from a private donor in San Francisco. His intention was to provide exceptional migrant students from often hard-pressed backgrounds with the opportunity to complete their undergraduate education by reducing the financial burdens they may face.

Addition to Gabilan Hope Scholarship (GABI) CFFMC online application for 2022:


The overall goal of the Gabilan Hope Scholarship is to support qualified students to complete their undergraduate degrees at the university level. However, due to the significant barriers caused by the COVID pandemic, a number of Gabilan Hope Scholarship (GHS) applicants are choosing to attend Hartnell College, our region’s well-respected community college.

Students attending Hartnell may qualify for $500 annual GHS renewal scholarships if, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, they join academic cohort programs designed to support their transition to four-year schools, or accelerate their advancement to graduation.

These academic lockstep student support programs at Hartnell include

• TRiO,
• CSin3 for computer science majors,
TAG (talented and gifted) programs,
• Similar programs offered for special interests such as medicine and psychology, as appropriate for each GHS recipient’s particular academic focus.

Participation in such programs by GHS recipients attending Hartnell is mandatory.

GHS recipients attending Hartnell must also have a two-year education plan filled out with a Hartnell counselor, enroll in 15 to 21 units, and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

4 awards of $1,500