Banner Image

Dolores Huerta and Cesar E. Chavez Scholarship

Remembering a Legacy of Civil Rights and Liberty

The Dolores Huerta and César E. Chávez Scholarship has funded student scholarship opportunities since 2014, providing thousands of dollars of support to students pursuing college education. Each year, the Moreno Valley community is invited to celebrate unity, education, and equality; remember the impact of Dolores Huerta and César E. Chávez; and to recognize scholarship recipients at a scholarship breakfast.

Scholarships Tickets, Ads and Sponsorships (pdf) Event History

Attend and Participate

Join MVC on Friday, March 29 at 7:30 am in the Student Academic Services Building, Room 121 for a delicious breakfast, entertainment and to honor scholarship recipients. Event parking is free.

  • Tickets are $50 for general attendees and $40 for students. Purchase from Admissions & Records in the Welcome Center building.
  • Group tickets, sponsorships and program advertising available. All donations fund future scholarships.
Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez Scholarship Breakfast headline over abstract CMYK colors

For questions, call (951) 571-6939.

Legacy Award

Michael R. McCormick will be honored with the Moreno Valley College’s Legacy Award at the annual Dolores Huerta and César E. Chávez Scholarship Breakfast and Scholarship Ceremony.
Michael McCormick
Michael R. McCormick is superintendent of the Val Verde Unified School District. He is known for his passion for innovation and helping students acquire their higher education aspirations.

Rewarding Academic Pursuit

Each year, enrolled students are invited to create visual and creative works of art that explore and expand on the year's theme in innovative ways.

Learn More

Annual Art Competition

Submissions are reviewed by a panel of judges for quality, originality and adherence to the theme. All submitted artwork is featured at the scholarship award ceremony. Applicants must fully complete the online submission form, including a digital copy/photograph of their work and delivering any physical art pieces on the designated day.

Submission period has ended for 2024.

Accepted Art and Media

  • Accepted media: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital art, poem/spoken word recording, and video
  • Three-dimensional submissions should be no larger than 36" wide x 36" high x 36" deep
  • Recorded and video submissions should have a running time of no more than 3 minutes

Remembering a Legacy of Civil Rights and Liberty

The Dolores Huerta and César E. Chávez Scholarship has funded student scholarship opportunities since 2014.

Cesar Chavez

César E. Chávez

Born near Yuma, Arizona, on March 31, 1927, César Estrada Chávez employed nonviolent means to bring attention to the plight of farmworkers and formed both the National Farm Workers Association, which later became United Farm Workers. As a labor leader, Chavez led marches, called for boycotts and went on several hunger strikes. It is believed that Chavez's hunger strikes contributed to his death on April 23, 1993, in San Luis, Arizona.
Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist and community organizer. She has worked for labor rights and social justice for over 50 years. In 1962, she and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union. She served as Vice President and played a critical role in many of the union's accomplishments for four decades. In 2002, she received the Puffin/Nation $100,000 prize for Creative Citizenship which she used to establish the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF).

Event History

  • 2024: Raise Your Voice, Change the World
  • 2023: Lado a Lado — Side by Side
  • 2022: ¡Con ellas, sí se puede! — "With women, it is possible!"
  • 2021: ¡Viva la causa! "We are suffering. We have suffered. And we are not afraid to suffer in order to win our cause."
  • 2020: ¡Viva la Causa! Long Live the Cause!
  • 2019: A Legacy of Inspiration: “We are ready to give up everything—even our lives—in our struggles for justice.”
  • 2018: Nuestro Quinto Sol — "You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore."
  • 2017: César E. Chávez: A Voice for Justice
  • 2016: Cesar E. Chavez and his Struggle for Justice
  • 2015: Celebrating César E. Chávez and His Legacy of Service
  • 2023: Jesús M. Holguín
  • 2022: Dolores Huerta
  • 2021: Assemblymember Jose Medina
  • 2020: N/A
  • 2019: Ana Maria Espinoza
  • 2018: Mily Trevino-Sauceda
MVC graduates

Ready to become a Mountain Lion?