$500 – $1, 000 AWARD

On August of 2012, a very special woman left to the heaven’s above. At the age of 47, Modesta Longoria-our Tia, passed away after a valiant battle with breast cancer. During her last weeks with us physically, many of us will never forget her telling us that although her body was tired, she HERSELF- was not. This was a testament of her strong spirit and her courageous journey with this unfortunate disease.

In 2012, we added an additional philanthropy to Supernova- Celebrating Life, While Giving Back To The Community,  in honor of our loved one – Auntie Modesta (Tita). Her journey and will to fight this disease is an inspiration that provided strength, support, and love to so many. In her honor, we introduced a scholarship that is available to students.

Requirements include:

  1. Personal Essay (2 pages maximum). Open to any major but please describe how your current educational and/or professional path will lead towards raising cancer awareness, prevention and/ or support within the Latino community.
  2. Must be enrolled at least part time (6 units) in a junior college or university in Northern California, working towards an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s Degree.
  3. Current transcripts (unofficial is ok). Must have a minimum 2.8 GPA (If below a 2.8, briefly make note of how you hope to obtain the required GPA)
  4. One letter of recommendation from a professor, mentor or employment supervisor, speaking on your potential for leadership and qualification for this award (more then one letter is OK)
  5. Students of Latino background (or those who demonstrate a commitment to Latino communities)

We request that the student be available for Supernova- Celebrating Life, While Giving Back To The Community event on December1st, 2018 in Milpitas, California so that we may introduce recipients to our guests.

View all past recipients.


Please submit all materials by – 

Sunday, November 3, 2019 by 5 pm

via email to supernovafoundation@gmail.com.

Download the 2019-2020 Scholarship here

For additional support, contact us at supernovafoundation@gmail.com