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Application Open

The Mary Campos Scholarship application is now 


Application Process


The Al Éxito scholarship is based on Mrs. Campos’ principles for active community leaders, civic engagement, volunteerism, empowering the Latino community, and overcoming challenges. 


The candidate must be a graduating high school student or college student who actively participates in an Al Éxito program.

Candidate must show their dedication to Al Éxito, community service, education, and their culture. 


Those interested in applying for the Al Éxito Mary E. Campos Scholarship must do the following;

  1. Submit a completed application (download below) and a two-page essay

  2. Submit a short paragraph biography & headshot photo used for an Al Éxito press release.


Requirements to participate:

  • The applicant is a graduating high school student or college student up through their junior year.

  • An active participant of an Al Éxito program

  • Has at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale.  If the minimum GPA requirement is not met, please provide an explanation in addition to essay questions.

  • Has completed application and attachments by online submission by 5PM, February 14, 2023 to

  • Mail applications to Al Éxito PO Box 93531 Des Moines, IA 50393, postmarked by February 14, 2023.

  • Completed at least 10 hours of community service within the past 2022-2023 school year.                


About Mary E. Campos

Mrs. Campos serves on several boards and councils such as the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, League for United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and is very active in the church.  Mrs. Campos also was one of the founders of the National Black and Brown Forum. Mrs. Campos continues to mentor youth and adults and help countless people gain their citizenship.

Mary E. Campos is a celebrated civil rights leader in Des Moines, Iowa. She was the first Latino inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame. She earned an Ohtli Award, the highest honor given from the Mexican Government to a Mexican descendant whose efforts have contributed significantly to the wellbeing, prosperity, and empowerment of Mexican communities abroad. 

How You Can Give Back


Donate To The Scholarship Program


Online donations visit here

Check/Cash Donations: Mail to PO Box 93531, Des Moines, Iowa 50317


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