Scholarship Committee's Mission

“The House of Puerto Rico San Diego is dedicated to motivating, supporting, and empowering our community via education and community service.”

About Doña Casilda Pagán

Casilda Pagán co-founded La Casa de Puerto Rico in 1972 and became its first president. Doña Casilda was born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico and moved to San Diego in 1967.


All applications must be postmarked no later than July 31st of the applying year. No late submissions will be accepted. Complete list of requirements as stated in the application. Review these as well as criteria for selection.

Doña Casilda Pagan Scholarship

Scholarship Application


Important Date:

  • Scholarship Application Deadline, Monday, July 31, 2023

Scholarships are awarded yearly. Interested applicants should submit the following information:

  • Personal  Essay (250 word minimum) including the following information:

    • Your educational /vocational goals

    • Your financial needs

    • Describe how you will contribute community service through the House of Puerto Rico.

    • Describe Prior History of community service

  • Proof of current enrollment in an educational or vocational institution

  • Transcripts reflecting most recent academic achievement. (Those already attending a college/vocational program should submit a transcript showing all courses/grades completed to date. High school seniors should submit most recent transcripts)

  • Three letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, employers, or  community leaders

  • Completed application form

  • Any additional materials which you believe may enhance your aapplication (i.e., awards, community service, etc.)

Please click below link to download the application.