2021 Scholarship Announcement

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to submit Scholarship Applications has been extended to Wednesday, June 8, 2021, by 5:00 p.m.

Divine Mercy Human Development Foundation

Scholarship Program 

The Divine Mercy Human Development Foundation (DMHDF), is a non-political, non-profit 501 (C) (3) charitable organization that strongly believes in the poor’s capacity to be free from the ravages of poverty when given the opportunity. DMHDF’s mission is to provide education and other opportunities to the disadvantaged to fully develop their potential and thus improve their quality of life, in keeping with their dignity as children of God.

Scholarships will be awarded no later than July 2021.

Applicant Criteria:

1. Student must be enrolled and attending an accredited college, university or Catholic high school.  This includes community college or technical schools.

2. College student must be currently enrolled in at least twelve units.  (Special consideration may be granted to student enrolled in eleven units).

3. College and High School student must hold at least a 2.0 overall grade point average (GPA).

Award Selection: 

Award selection is very competitive and will be based on the following factors:

  • Grade Point Average (GPA)

  • Letters of Recommendation (2)

  • Community Service

  • Financial Need

  • Personal Goal Essay

Required Documents:

      • Scholarship Application

      • Financial Need Form

      • Official or Unofficial Transcript which includes cumulative GPA. An official transcript will be required by

        July 1, 2021. If official transcript is not received by July 1, 2021, scholarship award will be rescinded.

      • Class schedule for Fall 2021 semester/quarter which shows number of units enrolled

      • Two dated letters of recommendation (academic and non-academic) from someone not related to you

        (preferably from your professor, supervisor, or community leader)

      • Personal Goal Essay

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Deadline:

Applications and required documents must be postmarked or received by 5:00 p.m. on May 8, 2021 at:

Mailing address:

Scholarship Committee
Divine Mercy Human Development Foundation
P.O. Box 293221​
​Sacramento, CA 95829

​Award Notification:

  • ​Notification letters will be mailed or emailed to the applicant's current address or email provided on the application.

Click below to download College, High School, or Technical School Scholarship Application Form.

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