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Artemio G. Navarro Scholarships

Administered by GMiS

The Artemio G. Navarro Scholarship was established through the generous support of Bishop Mora Salesian High School Alum Mr. Artemio E. Navarro (Class of ‘68), who established the scholarship in memory of his father, Artemio G. Navarro.

The merit-based scholarship, administered by Great Minds in STEM, is for graduating high school seniors of Salesian High School, which is located in the Boyle Heights community of East Los Angeles, California.

The scholarship provides $2,000 to eligible students interested in pursuing a science, technology, engineering, math or health-related degree at an accredited four-year university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

The scholarships are one-time scholarships, and non-renewable.

Up to $30,000 in scholarship awards will be made in 2023.


April 1, 2023 –  Scholarship application closes at 11:59PM PST.

TBD – Scholarship recipients notified of their award

TBD – Scholarship recipients presented with their scholarship at the Senior Farewell Ceremony.


  • Be a graduating high school senior from Bishop Mora Salesian High School in Los Angeles, CA
  • Have a minimum 3.0 overall, unweighted GPA
  • During the senior year (Summer 2022 – Spring 2023), complete 20 volunteer hours of elder care at a senior living center or hospital OR provide support to persons with disability at a hospital, school, or disability center.  UPDATE: Due to COVID-10 restrictions, these hours may be completed by support at home.
  • Intend to enroll in a science, technology, engineering, math or health-related field of study at an accredited 4-year university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

Application Process

As part of the online application process, applicants will need to submit the following documents to complete the application

  • Community Service Hours– A transcript or record/log from Salesian High School that certifies the number of volunteer hours supporting the elderly or persons with disability.  Applicants must complete a minimum of 20 volunteer hours, during their senior year (Summer 2022 – Spring 2023) working with the elderly at a senior living center or hospital, or working with persons with disability at a disability center, school, or hospital.  UPDATE: Due to COVID-10 restrictions, these hours may be completed by support at home.
  • Essay – In 500 – 600 words, please answer the following questions: As you reflect on your experience servicing the elderly and/or individuals with disabilities, 1) how has this experience impacted you, and 2) how has your experience at Salesian prepared you for attending college and for your eventual career?
  • Official Transcript – The transcript must indicate your overall UNWEIGHTED GPA
  • Resume – Please upload a one-page resume that highlights your activities, honors, awards, etc. from 9th grade to date
  • Faculty Letter of Recommendation – The letter must be on official letterhead and signed. Please upload a letter of recommendation from someone who can best attest to your academic achievements and personal attributes. We recommend that the letter be from a teacher, however, you may also ask a coach, advisor, priest, mentor or school administrator. Letters from relatives are not proper letters of recommendation.
  • Photo – The photo must be professional in style and content. The photo must be of high quality – i.e. 300 dpi. In other words, no cell phone photos. The photo must be taken with a digital camera or scanned at a high resolution. An indicator of a high quality photo is a photo over 1 MB. The photo should be a head-shot. There is no need for a full-body photo. The photo should not be a selfie, party-shot, i.e. taken at a party. No party or scantily-clad photos. The photo should not be a Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or other social media photo. The photo should not be a glamour shot. The photo should not be Black and White or Sepia. Photos must be in full color.