The Que Llueva Café Scholarship

The 14th Annual Que Llueva Café Scholarship student application has closed.

All recommenders submitted in student applications have been notified via email to submit their recommendation questionnaire. All recommendation questionnaires must be submitted by no later than Saturday, March 9, 2024, 11:59 pm. Due to the timeline and logistics of our application cycle, we are unable to extend this deadline. Any student applications without an accompanying recommendation submitted by this deadline will be considered incomplete and not considered by our evaluators. 

Should you or your recommender(s) have any questions or issues, please contact

The “Que Llueva Café” Scholarship was founded with the intent of providing a direct response to what is an unfair immigration system that continues to deprive aspiring new scholars from continuing their education in the only country they have ever known, the U.S. As such, we find it imperative to provide a scholarship that attempts to alleviate the enormous financial burden of going to college until comprehensive immigration reform is passed and implemented in this country.

CORE proudly sponsors this scholarship to help undocumented students continue on their academic path. This scholarship is a response to the lack of financial assistance provided to students, who do not have the legal documentation, that attend college in the United States. In particular, we seek to support undocumented students that have met the rigorous academic requirements asked of them and hold the academic promise to achieve so much more.

This scholarship aims to support the dreams, hopes and aspirations of college bound undocumented students so that they can earn their college education and allow for all of their hard work and sacrifice to persevere. This scholarship program strives to make a world of difference. ¡Ójala que llueva café!

Scholarship FAQ

Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) are listed below. Please review them for any possible inquiries you may have. Thank you!

In the thirteen years of the scholarship’s existence, we have awarded over $100,000 to undocumented students across the country.

You can help by donating today.

We evaluate each applicant holistically but there are three key areas of evaluation. They are:

(1) Your personal story, which takes into account financial need and other compelling challenges the applicant has had to endure;

(2) extra-curricular involvement, which includes anything you do outside of class like community involvement, work, and clubs; and

(3) Your academic promise, which is not limited to GPA or test scores but, more importantly, looks at your academic potential for the future.

Yes. Our scholarship is open to all states in the U.S. including Puerto Rico.

Usually on the last Saturday of February. Check instructions on annual application for exact date.

No. Applicants for our “Que Llueva Café” Scholarship may not be current college students. Applicants must be or will be a high school/GED graduate who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

It is our goal to offer this scholarship each year and had been offered for 12 years straight until the COVID-19 global pandemic. The Scholarship resumed after a 2 year hiatus in 2022.


Depending on the number of applications we receive, it is our intention to make a decision on recipients and notify them all by the end of summer. This may change dependent on number of applications we receive and staff we have to read all our applications. We appreciate your patience.

No. Given the large volume of applications we receive and our limited resources, we are unable to notify every applicant that their application was received or the status of their application.

All recipients will be notified via a phone call. Once all recipients have been notified and confirmed, we will post an announcement on our home page of this notification. Additionally, and depending on volume of applications, we will make an attempt to email our regrets to all applicants that did not receive the scholarship.


For more information, please email the CORE Scholarship Committee Chair, Jaime L Del Razo.