El Nido Family Centers Scholarships

You Can Help Promising Youth to Achieve Their Life and Career Goals

Since 1992, generous donors have provided more than 500 academic scholarships to current and former El Nido clients who are pursuing college degrees.  Youth are served from across Los Angeles, and while each bring diverse backgrounds and experiences, struggles and challenges,  they all share the will to excel.  

These youth need your help to succeed in their life journey.


The educational journey is challenging – and expensive. In spite of the challenges brought by COVID, by and large, the youth that we supported last year didn’t drop out – or even let grades slip.  They have endured and demonstrated great fortitude, and yet they need your help.

We need your help to award 50 talented, driven youth with scholarships and associated supportive services to help them succeed.

El Nido Scholars benefit not only from direct financial aid, but also from comprehensive wrap-around support, including our hands-on Alumni Association (comprised of past clients), College Corner, mentorship, experiential learning opportunities, and much more.  Your support makes all of this possible, and yet more is needed so that our 2021 slate of Scholarship recipients can reach their goals.

Your gift transforms lives. Futures. Communities.

When a youth is the first in his or her family to attend college, they change not only the family, but their neighborhood and community. 

We are seeking to raise $75,000 to provide 50 scholarships and associated supportive services. Support transformational opportunities for aspirational young adults today.  Donate to the El Nido Scholars Fund.


El Nido Scholarship Recipients 2019
El Nido Scholarship Recipients 2019-20
El Nido Scholarship Recipient 2017