What is “El Sueño Centenario (100 Dreamers) Kentucky Latino Scholarship Fund & BEHOLD 1500 Latinos?"

El Sueño Centenario (100 Dreamers) Kentucky Latino Scholarship Fund’s purpose is to assist Kentucky Latinos in overcoming the barriers that hinder postsecondary participation and increase the number of Latino students in higher education.


Behold 1500 Latinos is a grass roots effort which was started in 2010 and aimed at adding at least 1500 additional Hispanic Latino college students in Jefferson County as part of the 55,000 Degrees initiative!

The goal of El Sueño Centenario (100 Dreamers) Kentucky Latino Scholarship Fund is to identify 100 Latino(a) students   and award them with a $1,000 scholarship during the Cinco de Mayo at 4th St Live Fiesta—an official Kentucky Derby Festival Event on the Sunday after Derby in May each year. If our goal of $100,000 is not reached, we will award the number of $1000 scholarships to match the total funds raised in 2017 and continue our goal to reach $100,000 by the next year!