Let's Celebrate Together!

2024 Latinx Grad Celebration

Friday, June 21: 6-8 p.m. Location: Campbell Heritage Theatre

Last day to sign-up: 5/28

Grads: Sign Up to Participate

Please click the button and complete the sign-up form if you'd like to participate in this year's celebration. Then, scroll down this page to learn how you can apply for the $1,000 ADELA scholarship – and how to apply to become one of our grad speakers.

Be a Student Grad Speaker!

student grad speakerApply by Wednesday, May 15

We are looking for two dynamic and inspirational speakers who can represent the class of 2024 – with one speech in English, and one speech in Spanish or an Indigenous language.

Interested? Write a one-page speech describing your journey as a Latinx college student, focusing on 

  • What your education has meant for you and your family
  • The importance of education for the Latinx community
  • Specific obstacles that you and your peers have faced and overcome, and who or what helped you in overcoming those obstacles

Your speech should end with a message to your peer, their families and guests.

Submit Your Speech Here

For more information, please send an email to deanzalatinograd@gmail.com 

Adela Scholarship Opportunity

Apply by Friday, May 31

drawing of two grads

If you are transferring to graduate or transfer to a four-year institution this year, we encourage you to apply for the ADELA scholarship, worth up to $1,000.

To qualify, you must

  • Complete at least 24 units at De Anza by winter 2024
  • Register to participate in the Latinx Grad Ceremony
  • Complete the transfer requirements for a four-year institution by summer 2024 and plan to transfer in fall 2024

Apply on Degree Works

For any questions, please reach out to deanzalatinograd@gmail.com .

The Latinx Graduation and Recognition Ceremony was established in 1993 to recognize the accomplishments of Latinx students at De Anza College.

Believing that student success should be celebrated, a small group of Latinx staff members organized institutional and community support to launch this event, which has grown into an annual tradition for students, families and friends.

Donate to the ADELA Fund

We welcome all contributions to the ADELA Scholarship Fund. If you'd like to show your support by making a donation, please click the DONATE NOW button to visit the Foothill-De Anza Foundation's online donation website.


  • Look under the Designate Your Gift heading and select Other, then and type in the code: ADELA
  • The foundation's Tax Identification Number is 94-3258220

Please also consider supporting the ADELA Scholarship Fund through a payroll deduction.

You can also help spread the word by telling students about both the future ADELA scholarship and the Latinx Grad ceremony for this year!

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